Pokhara enforces ‘No Horn’ regulation

  • The move to keep the noise level down is welcomed by the tourist city’s residents
- BINA THAPA, Kathmandu

Jul 17, 2017-

Pokhara has become the country’s second city to enforce “No Horn” regulation after Kathmandu.

The tourist city enforced no-horn regulation effective from Sunday, a move welcomed by its residents.   

Motorists, save a few, were seen going about their destinations without honking their horns even when they were stuck in traffic jams on Sunday. 

Bishwo Raj Adhikari, chief of the Kaski Traffic Police, said most motorists showed their cooperation by refraining to honk their horns on the first day the regulation came into effect. 

Those who were unaware of the new regulation were informed by traffic officers. 

 “We are encouraged by cooperation shown by motorists. They are helping to keep the level of noise pollution down,” he said.

The city’s traffic authority has stationed its officers at various places to make motorists aware of the new traffic regulation. The awareness drive will continue for a week.

“We don’t think there will come to a situation where we will have to fine someone for defiance since there is a wide consensus among locals and motorists that the no-horn regulation within the city limits is a good thing. Pokhara shall soon become a horn-free zone,” Adhikari said. 

Published: 17-07-2017 08:21

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