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Indore is known to most as the 'cleanest city in the country'. The city has won several cleanliness surveys, shone the brightest and has become the living example of what good civic sense and citizen awareness can do to a city. But it seems like the civic authorities in Indore aren't complacent with being four times winners of the Swachhta Surveykshan, now they're gearing up to make Indore India's first ever 'Silent City'.


The civic authorities and residents of Indore are aiming to deal with the noise pollution in the city and to do so they're planning to follow Mumbai's extremely successful 'Honk More, Wait More' initiative.

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After being declared the cleanest city in India, four times in a row, indore now plans to become a 'Silent City' by 2021. In order to achieve this gargantuan goal, Indore civic authorities plan to introduce the 'Honk More Wait More' initiative prior launched in Mumbai.

In the 'Honk More Wait More Initiative' Mumbai Police attached sound measuring devices at traffic signals which were set up in such a way that of the noise crossed dangerous levels, i.e. over 85-90 decibels, the signal would once again reset to red. This innovative way to curb noise pollution was hugely lauded by the residents of Mumbai.

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Civic authorities want to bring these signals to major crossings in the city and launch a crackdown on sound amplifying systems. The authorities have also identified 39 "silent zones", including the Madhya Pradesh High Court bench in Indore, old age homes, hospitals and educational institutions (among others), where the use of pressure horns, sound amplifiers and loudspeakers will be strictly banned.

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Not only is the 'Silent City' initiative by Indore's civic authorities a laud-worthy one, but so is the civic authority and the residents' will to constantly augment the city and bring about positive changes. With the kind of dedication and passion people of Indore show towards their city, we're sure that Indore will soon achieve its goal.

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