In a bid to make the city noise pollution-free, the Chandigarh Traffic Police have initiated a no-honking campaign under which motorists will be sensitised about it and administered a pledge to support the campaign.
The police are also distributing stickers, meant for steering wheels of vehicles with ‘I will not honk’ written on these. The traffic police also encouraged people by asking them to tweet pictures of the steering wheel of their car with a sticker on it. Notably, the campaign was started on January 1.
The traffic policed will start challaning the motorists who will be found honking unnecessarily. The challans will be issued in silence zones-Sector 1 Capitol Complex, Sector 12, Sector 14, and the roads near hospitals and educational institutes, where honking is prohibited.
The traffic police will use body-fitted cameras to record the violations after which the offender will be booked under Section 177of the Motor Vehicles Act and will be fined Rs 1,000. The challaning drive will be conducted in the presence of a traffic marshal.