Traffic police to launch awareness campaign
Srinagar: While the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has declared various areas of Srinagar as “No Horn Zones’ last month, the declaration has so far remained limited to official notifications.
On the ground, vehicle horns blared as usual, on the so-called no horn zones, outside schools, High court, and hospitals located in the city centre.
The order issued by the divisional commissioner had directed Traffic police to strictly deal with the erring persons take action under the relevant provision of law and submit the reports in the office.
Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Traffic Shargun Shukla, however, told Kashmir Reader, that the department would launch an awareness campaign on the issue first.
“First it’s all about to educate people, they have to know about this order. It is not something about earning profit. It’s all about tell people first that why you don’t horn here and for this awareness is the first step,” Shukla said.
She said that with the help of school children the department would make people aware about the new rules “so that they can send their message to the parents as well as bus drivers”.
“Also we are going to have student volunteer display placards and all once people are educated then we can take action,” she said.
The road stretches declared as ‘no horn zones’ include GB Panth Sonwar to Radio Kashmir Srinagar crossing, all hospitals and educational institutions coming within the limits of Srinagar Municipal Cooperation and premises around High Court, and district court at Moominabad Batamaloo.