Mizoram: India’s first city with no honking policy

Nothing is more frustrating than being stuck in traffic. What makes it even worse is the never ending blaring horns which is a serious health hazard contributing to noise pollution.

In a report released in 2013, Mumbai was declared the country’s noisiest city, followed by Lucknow, Hyderabad, New Delhi, and Chennai. A car horn’s average decibel level is nearly 110dB, which is a serious as any sound above 60–70dB can result in gradual loss of hearing.

However Aizawl, the capital city of Mizoram, has become the first Indian city to adopt a nohonking policy. A short Film called Tranquility has also been produced based on this which has been filmed by six youths from Nagaland and Mizoram on the streets of Aizawl. Their names are : Aldrin Zosangliana, Malsawmtluanga, Irene Lalruatkimi, Napoleon Thanga, Louise Haunhar, Peka Zote, Lallianpuii, Ruata,and Lalzidinga.

Choreographer, actor and director Prabhudeva has also praised a lot in this matter after watching the movie. The people of Mizoram have to be fully praised for coming up with such a tremendous plan and the patience they keep while moving through traffic jams which is common in the streets of aizwal that too without any official help or legislation . While most metropolitian cities are constantly growing and full of rush and pollution, city like aizwal see a very beautiful harmony between nature and humans. Thus with this initiative to eliminate noise pollution, Aizawl has set an example for the entire country to follow.

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