Posted On : 05 Oct, 2021
Noise pollution is the biggest problem in India because it can cause high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep disturbances, and stress.
Now, the Indian government has taken unique steps with the automobile industry to solve the issue of the noise problem. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari gave the new advice which was out of the box to stop the noise pollution. Gadkari said,” He is planning to bring in a law which would ensure that only sounds made by Indian musical instruments will be used as vehicular horns in the future.”
It is wonderful that the automobile industry which was criticized earlier for noise pollution and harming health now will become the cause of soothing environment and mental health.
Gadkari said while inaugurating a highway in Nashik said, “Now I want to put an end to these sirens as well. Now I am studying the sirens used by ambulances and police. An artist composed a tune of Akashwani (All Indian Radio) and it was played early in the morning. I am thinking of using that tune for ambulances so that people feel pleasant. It is so irritating, especially after ministers pass by; the sirens are used at full volume. This also harms the ears."
Indian musical instrument sounds that are more pleasing to the ears need to be brought into vehicles. Gadkari said,” I am studying this and soon planning to make a law that the horns of all vehicles should be in Indian musical instruments so that it is pleasant to hear Flute, Tabla, Violin, Mouth Organ and Harmonium."
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has been reported that cities like Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad have been found to be the noisiest in the country. It is tracking decibel levels at key traffic junctions in these cities. The government mandates that noise levels in residential areas should not exceed 55 dB during the day (and 45 at night).
Automobile Industry is rapidly working towards environmental health and we are observing that everyday electric vehicles are in every aspect in the life of automobile industry.