Mumbai Police Punishing Signal to Curb Noise Pollution | Honk More, Wait More
Mumbai Police Introduce the punishing Signal to Reduce Noise Pollution.Mumbai is known as Film City. One of the noisiest cities in the world. A commonly observed on Mumbai roads, Mumbaikers honk even when the signal is red. Mumbai Police (Mumbai Traffic Police) has quietly come back with a unique initiative to discipline the city's perpetual honkers, who like to blare the horns of their vehicles even when the traffic light is red. The new system said the police was simple: “Honk More, Wait More”
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To curb the terrible rise in the noise pollution levels in Mumbai, it has installed decibel meters (DB meters) at certain choose. however heavy-traffic signals to deter habitual honkers through a campaign named 'The Punishing Signal'.
How it's Work?Joint commissioner (Traffic) Madhukar Pandey said that the DB monitors are connected to traffic signals around the Mumbai City, and once the cacophony because of unneeded honking exceeds the harmful 85-decibels level, the signal timer resets, entailing double waiting time for all vehicles.
The decibel meters are put in and activated at major junctions or signals at the Chhatrapati Shivaji maharaja Terminus, Marine Drive, Pedder Road, Hindmata Cinema Dadar, and Bandra.
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Mumbai Police shared a video of the experiment with a brief introduction by an expert actor -- in the garb of Bombay's adorable however oft loathed 'Pandu Havaldars' who once wont to hide behind the signals and quickly pounce onrushing traffic violators.