Vijayawada: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Young Indians (Yi) Vijayawada Chapter launched ‘Horn Not Ok Please’ (HNOP) campaign at Benz Circle here on Wednesday. The campaign was supported by Nannapaneni Venkatrao College of Engineering, Tenali and Vijayawada Traffic Police.

Speaking on the occasion, Bhaskar Nannapaneni, chairman, Nation Building Yi Vijayawada Chapter, said that the campaign was part of the nation building initiatives taken by Yi nationally. The objective of the campaign was to significantly reduce the unnecessary vehicular honking and make the citizens aware of the hazardous health issues related to it. 

Plans were afoot by the chapter to earmark a date in the year to celebrate ‘HNOP’ day by Young Indians, he added. The campaign was carried out at Benz Circle, Patamata and Gurunanak Colony Junctions where the noise pollution levels are high. Members of Yi Vijayawada Chapter along with the students of Nannapaneni Venkatrao College of Engineering, Tenali displayed placards with messages on noise pollution and its health effects. 

Students briefed the motorists about the ill-effects of unnecessary honking at traffic junctions and distributed HNOP stickers to paste on their vehicles supporting the cause. Members of Yi Vijayawada and Vijayawada Traffic Police joined the campaign.