Mangaluru, Feb 07, 2019: Mangaluru City South MLA D Vedavyasa Kamath has set a ‘No Horn Day’, in Mangaluru on every Wednesday. The move has been taken to prevent hazards from noise pollution and to check the use of harsh horns by vehicles.
As a part of the campaign, students from various colleges and citizens initiated awareness among bus drivers and auto rickshaw drivers and public at Ambedkar Circle and other areas in the city. The students displayed placards with ‘No Horn Day’ signs and handed over roses to the drivers to support the initiative on February 6, Wednesday.
Vedavyas Kamath has posted on his Facebook page, “No Horn Wednesday. Honk free Kudla. After social media, radio, TV and print media, now started with real presence in traffic. Keep supporting the initiative. #NoHornDay # HonkFreeWednesday # NoiseFreeKudla. Lets make Mangaluru, the first South Indian city to get the tag “Honk free city.”
The legislator’s social media message was posted a month ago. It has received nominal response from the public, who have supported the initiative.
Dilraj Alva, Dakshina Kannada Bus Operators’ Association president, said that the ‘No Horn Day’, is a good initiative and the association will support it.
The authorities passed a notification in 1993 on a honk-free area from Hampankatta to Clock Tower and in 2000 from Attavara to Milagres Circle. The notification, however, had not been implemented and no one is aware or follows it. public vehicles should have a sticker regarding this.