- Minister’s announcement in Maharashtra
- The flute, the tabla and the violin will be the horns of the vehicles
- Gadkari Says New Law Will Be Introduced Soon
According to the minister, if the new law comes into force, only the sound of Indian musical instruments can be used as vehicle horns. The Union minister also said he was studying the sirens currently used by ambulances and police vehicles and is considering using a more comfortable radio voice instead. The Union minister also noted that the red beacon on the vehicles had previously been discontinued. The Union minister said he was studying the noise from ambulances and police vehicles and would stop it soon.
“I listened to music composed by an artist for All India Radio this morning. I wonder if this tune would be more comfortable to hear if it were used for ambulances. It is annoying to hear the loud sirens when ministers and others pass by. The minister was quoted by PTI “I am currently learning about this. The horns of all vehicles will become Indian musical instruments. With this, it will be comfortable to listen,” Gadkari added.
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Weeks ago, the central government’s announcement that it was considering the sound of Indian musical instruments to be used as vehicle horns sparked a lot of controversy on social media. New reports suggest that the central government is moving forward with a method that has not been tested elsewhere before.
The Union minister said that the development of national highways in the country is progressing rapidly. He said that the construction of the Rs 1 lakh crore Mumbai-Delhi National Highway was in progress. Meanwhile, the minister inaugurated a new road leading to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, near the city of Mumbai. He also said that a new highway is being built through Vasai Creek.
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The new bridge will connect Bandra with Worli Sea Link and will allow to reach Nariman Point in Mumbai in 12 hours from Delhi. He said that three percent of the country’s GDP was lost due to accidents. He said that 1.5 lakh people die in traffic accidents every year.
He said that Maharashtra was the state with the highest number of traffic fatalities. Accidents on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway have been reduced by 50%. But he said Maharashtra has not been able to match the progress made by Tamil Nadu in this regard. The existing Mumbai-Nashik highway will be expanded to six lanes, he said.
A year later, the illegal block was not demolished and the Superior Court asked the Collector for an explanation.