Yesterday, Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government took a decision of banning multi tone and fancy horns on vehicles. The ban on multi tone vehicle horns across the state was passed by the Punjab government in the direction of Punjab Pollution Control Board issued under section 31-A of Air Pollution Prevention and Control Act: 1981.
In a bid to control air pollution and hooliganism amongst youth, the Punjab Pollution Control Board and the state government has slapped the ban on the manufacture, sale, purchase, fittings and use of horn and pressure horn that creates multi tone. Apart from this, no one can even fit and get the silencers or any similar devices installed in their vehicles that emit crackers like sound especially heard on the Bullet motorcycle.
Punjab Government bans multi-tone, pressure or cracker sound horns
The Punjab government has taken a big decision of banning the use of high-pressure vehicle horns on roads after coming into the power earlier this year. Capt Amarinder Singh government believes that such fancy multi tone horns not only emits high resonance creating sound pollution but also distracts other people either driving or walking on the roads, which sometimes turn out to be accidental or even fatal. Many roads accidents in Punjab has been reported to be caused by such high-pressure vehicle horns.
However, the Punjab government has mentioned that people across the state can share their suggestions or objections online on the same issue at firstname.lastname@example.org or via registered post addressing the Member Secretary of Punjab Pollution Control Board (Vatavaran Bhawan) located at Nabha Road in Patiala.
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Apart from this, the Amarinder Singh’s government in Punjab has also approved the demand of granting cash to the widows of the state martyrs in lieu of the land. This was one of the demands of the martyrs’ family overdue from very long time. The approval of granting ex gratia will also be applicable to the widows of the Indo-Pak war of 1971 martyrs. Well, the approval of granting money will not be applicable on the dependents of the martyred soldiers of the Indo-Pak war of 1962, the permanent Indo-Pak war of 1965 and the Devyang soldiers in 1971.