It isn’t just reckless driving, potholes and jaywalking that make driving on Bangalore’s roads a nightmare. There is also a unique breed of sadistic people who terrorise citizens through their honking.
Now, honking, prudently used, could prevent accidents, but if it thought as a musical instrument, it could become a weapon. Unfortunately, many do, and it is this category of people who have now come to the attention of a parliamentary standing committee.
Members of a parliamentary standing committee for science and technology, environment and forestry met chief secretary Kaushik Mukherjee and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board officials on Wednesday and suggested steps to reduce honking in Bangalore, including a ban.
K Jayaprakash Hegde, Lok Sabha MP, Udupi-Chikmagalur, and a member of the committee, said, “In Bangalore, traffic on an average moves at a speed of 8 kmph. So, why should one honk?” He added that he raised the issue with the chairman of the KSPCB chairman Vaman Acharya.
“The KSPCB informed us that a no-honking campaign was already in place and that Bangalore observes every Monday as a no-honking day. But we have suggested that the ban be applied on all days of the week, or at least a few times a week,” he added.
We all are aware of the menace of honking. Now, a parliamentary standing committee has suggesting drastic steps, including a ban to curb the menace. What do you think of the suggestion? Write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org