Nitin Gadkari: Soon Indian Musical Instrument Sounds For Vehicle Horns |
Speaking at a freeway groundbreaking ceremony here, Gadkari said he also studies the sirens used by ambulances and police vehicles and replaces them with a more pleasant melody broadcast on All India radio. .
Gadkari said he has put an end to the red beacons. âNow I also want to put an end to these sirens. Now I study sirens (used by) ambulances and police.
âAn artist composed an Akashwani (All Indian Radio) melody and it was played early in the morning. I am thinking of using this melody for ambulances to make people feel nice. It’s so irritating, especially after ministers have passed, sirens are used at full volume. It also harms the ears.
âI am studying this and soon plan to make a law that the horns of all vehicles should be in Indian musical instruments so that it is pleasant to hear. Flute, tabla, violin, mouth organ, harmonium, âsaid Gadkari.
The Union Minister said the new Mumbai-Delhi highway worth Rs 1 lakh crore is already under construction, but it goes through Bhiwandi and reaches the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust – the outskirts of Mumbai.
Gadkari said the ministry is already building a highway over Vasai Creek. He said that as the then PWD Minister of Maharashtra, he could not tie Bandra-Worli to Vasai-Virar.
âI plan to build a bridge in the sea and connect it to the Bandra-Worli sea link, then it should take 12 hours (to cover the distance between) Nariman Point and Delhi. It will relieve congestion on the Western Express Highway, âGadkari said.
He said that 5 lakhs of accidents happen in India every year, resulting in 1.5 lakh of people and several lakhs injured. We lose 3% of our GDP due to accidents, he added.
Accidents on the Mumbai-Pune highway have decreased by 50%. The government of Tamil Nadu has reduced accidents and fatalities by 50%, but in Maharashtra, similar success could not be achieved, he said.
Maharashtra has a high rate of death from accidents, the Union Minister said.
Gadkari also said he made six airbags mandatory for vehicles.