It isn’t just Delhi that is taking on pollution. In Patna, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday banned the use of sirens in vehicles, except in those of the Governor, the Patna High Court Chief Justice, fire engines and ambulances.
The need for the ban arose after complaints came in regarding VVIP and VIP vehicles blaring their sirens while crossing hospitals and schools.
The decision was taken by Nitish Kumar at a review meeting of the home department during which he expressed concern over the rise in noise pollution in Patna.
Now that the ban is in place, an awareness campaign is being launched to educate vehicle owners and drivers about the growing noise pollution and to request them to avoid unnecessary use of horns.