Problems of today When it comes to noise pollution, modern-day solutions are required, and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is forced to think beyond the box. Gadkari has claimed that he intends to introduce legislation to ensure that in the future, only sounds produced by Indian musical instruments would be utilized as vehicle horns. Gadkari said this while inaugurating a highway in Nashik on Monday.
In Indian towns and villages, noise pollution is a major source of concern, and much of it is caused by automobiles on the road. Many people and animals have been harmed as a result of excessive and often unnecessary honking. If Gadkari gets his way, not only will traditional car horn sounds be replaced, but an ambulance and police vehicle sirens may also be replaced with a more melodic song. “Now I'd want to silence these sirens as well. "Right now, I'm researching ambulance and police sirens".. “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."
Gadkari mentioned various Indian musical instruments to emphasize the importance of bringing more pleasant sounds into vehicles. “I'm researching this and want to pass legislation mandating that all vehicles' horns be tuned to Indian musical instruments to make them more pleasant to hear. He went on to say, "Flute, tabla, violin, mouth organ, harmonium."
Vehicle sound, according to numerous studies done in India and elsewhere, has a significant influence in noise in metropolitan areas. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has been monitoring decibel levels at major traffic intersections around the country. Cities such as Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, among others, have been identified as the country's noisiest. During the day, noise levels in residential areas must not exceed 55 decibels, according to the government.