Hydraulic horns to be banned in Dhaka in 2 months, says environment minister

The government has decided to ban the use of hydraulic horns in vehicles in the next two months to reduce noise pollution in the capital, said Environment Minister Shahab Uddin on Tuesday.


“Today we have decided that the hydraulic horn will be completely banned by next December-January. We hope we will be able to ban it with your (journalists) cooperation,” he said at a press conference on the expectations and achievements of COP27 at the secretariat.


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Shahab Uddin said meetings were held with those concerned including the drivers’ association over noise pollution.


Regarding the ban on polythene, he said they are taking action against those who produce polythene.


To reduce the use of polythene, the ministry has taken a plan to produce ‘Sonali Bag’ from jute, he added.


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“We will be able to stop the use of polythene when we can market Sonali Bag,” he added.


Source: United News of Bangladesh