Young Indians CII, ELCITA & Bangalore Traffic Police launch Horn Not OK Please at Electronic City
Bangalore 6th February 2018… The usual site of a line of vehicles with Technology Professionals and students entering electronic city gave way to 50 volunteers from Young Indians CII motivating drivers to say Horn Not OK Please with mimes and placards.
Unnecessary Horn Use is a significant contributor to sound pollution in our cities. Bangalore today has the second highest vehicle population and ranks among the top 10 cities in India for sound pollution.
Ms. Rama N S, CEO, Electronics City Industrial Township Authority (ELCITA) shared, “We have continuously organised programmes to improve road safety and now look forward to partner Bangalore Traffic Police and Young Indians CII and other stakeholders to make Electronic City Area a Horn Not OK Zone. We will now seek the support of various corporates in Electronic City to carry forward this campaign.”
“Horn Not Ok Please was a campaign Young Indians launched in 2006. Since then we have looked at various activities across the Airport, Koramangala and Indira Nagar. This is our first endeavour to look at an area becoming a Horn Not OK Zone. Over 750 drivers responded to our campaign today and took the pledge to not use their horn unnecessarily. We are sure that with time we would be able to reduce Horn Use to only emergencies in the Electronic City Area.”, Shared Dr Kaushik Murali, Chair Young Indians CII Bangalore and President Sankara Eye Hospitals, India.
Go forth and take a pledge on www.hnop.in to honk responsibly. The horn is there for a purpose and use it only to alert another car or pedestrian about to hit you, or to alert a car at a traffic signal. It is not be used to express anger or for fun.
“Most citizens consider honking inevitable, it is to the contrary. Recently as part of Horn Not OK Please, Young Indian chapter members undertook the Mute Drive Challenge, wherein they were able to drive cumulatively 11000 kilometres across Bangalore over 2 weeks without the use of the horn”, shared Laeeq Ali CoChair Young Indians Bangalore and Co-founder Origami Creatives.
About Young Indians -CII, Bangalore
Young Indians, is an integral part of Confederation of Indian Industry. Comprising Entrepreneurs, Young Professionals and Representatives of Corporate India , below the age 40, united with a mandate of Nation Building. Project Horn Not OK Please is one of the social projects to reduce unnecessary horn use on our streets. Recently as part of this programme chapter members undertook the Mute Drive Challenge , wherein they were able to drive cumulatively 11000 kilometers across Bangalore over 2 weeks without the use of the horn.