Rahul Dravid flags off 'I won't honk' Buses
Bangalore, 27 June 2014: -
Indian cricket icon, Rahul Dravid on Friday flagged off BMTC --run volvo buses
displaying message of 'I wont Honk'. Dravid is part of the 'I won't Honk' campaign since
it was launched last year by city-based think tank GIREM in association with Bangalore
'I Won’t Honk' Campaign is an initiative against unnecessary honking in Bangalore to
make the city free from noise pollution a better place to live.
“This is another step towards making Bangalore a better place to live and make it noise
free and also to make people understand that unnecessary honking cannot reduce the
traffic on roads. And if city transport authorities aid our campaign it will only turn out be
more effective. I would like to invite more Partners to come aboard. Appreciate the
support of BMTC to further create awareness about unnecessary honking” said Dravid on
Mr. B Dayananda, Bangalore traffic additional commissioner said “It is good to see the
initiative has significantly gained momentum since its launch. We are proud to be
associated with such an effective campaign”.
Mr. Anjum Parwez, Managing Director of BMTC said “We are delighted to be part of
this campaign. It is extremely important to drive the message to not use horn
unnecessary. The corporation will want to stay committed to the campaign.”
Mr. Shyam Sunder S Pani, president, GIREM, said “ This was indeed the much required
campaign as we need to make people understand that honking doesn’t mean that they
would move faster, rather it shows an in disciplined behavior of the citizens towards their
city." GIREM is a collective body and it works continuously with local government and
supervisory agencies in the areas of infrastructure planning, sustainable growth and
The sponsors of these Buses are Brigade Group, Britania, UL Cyberpark, Calicut.
About the campaign: The “I won’t Honk–Citizen movement aims to create public
awareness in the hope that it will be able to influence a change in the attitudes of vehicle
owners and that it will bring down the need to press the horn. The initiative will come up
with guidelines for the installation of horns that are within the permissible limits.
The idea will be to discourage unnecessary honking and encouraging a more disciplined
approach to road traffic will do this.
Efforts will be made to create awareness amongst drivers on the ill effects of noise
pollution via honking. The initiative plans to partner with various communities to drive
the change in cities and towns across India.
The idea is to bring together the common man, Traffic Police, State Transport Agencies,
Taxi and Auto associations, schools and also colleges. Corporate houses will be roped in
too along with radio stations and television channels.