GURGAON: The local administration is considering involving Residential Welfare Associations (RWAs) to address noise pollution in the city and designate more no-honking zones. Last month, the district administration declared the entire 20km stretch of the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway, spanning from the Sirhaul border to the Kherki Daula toll plaza, as a no-honking zone.
To further this initiative, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Hitesh Kumar Meena has instructed senior officials to expedite the placement of no-honking zone signs along the expressway at intervals of 200 meters.
During a meeting of the district road safety committee, Meena urged RWAs to raise awareness about noise pollution and establish no-honking zones in their residential neighborhoods. RWAs can play a role in effectively implementing and expanding such zones within the city, Meena commented.
Residents also highlighted concerns regarding road conditions and an increasing number of potholes following recent rains. Responding to this, the ADC directed officials to promptly repair potholes in areas like IFFCO Chowk, Mahavir Chowk, Golf Course Road (Extension), Udyog Vihar, Palam Vihar, and Sector 5.
Gajendra Singh, the Regional Transport Officer (RTO), mentioned the presence of approximately 100 unauthorized openings along NH-8 between Sirhaul and Sidhrawali, posing traffic risks and contributing to accidents. The ADC instructed officials to assess all these openings and submit a detailed report for each one, along with a potential plan of action. In a prior instance in July, Deputy Commissioner Nishant Yadav had ordered action against five dhabas (roadside eateries) and two fuel stations located near the Rampura flyover. These establishments were allegedly obstructing a surface drain along NH-8 due to unauthorized openings on the expressway.
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In a significant measure to tackle noise pollution and promote safe driving practices, the entire 20-km stretch of the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway stretching from the Sirhaul border to the Kherki Daula toll plaza is being declared a "no-horning" zone.More