Trivandrum: The Trivandrum Chapter of Young Indians (Yi), the youth initiative of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has launched a ‘Horn Not OK Please’ campaign in the capital city. The campaign was inaugurated by City Mayor, Shri V K Prasanth.
In his remarks, the Mayor said this initiative of Young Indians would go a long way in making Thiruvananthapuram a peaceful and better place to live. “I hope the youngsters would take forward this grand initiative with the help of all road users.”
Mathews Veliyath, Chair, Yi Trivandrum Chapter & MD, Innovspring Infoserve said, “The launch of ‘Horn Not OK Please’ here is part of a nationwide campaign initiated by CII-Yi to significantly reduce the unnecessary vehicular honking and make the citizens aware of the hazardous health issues related to it. The Mission is to create public awareness of the ill effects of the vehicle horns, make as many as possible areas as ‘Horn Not OK Zone’ and urge the Citizens, Corporates and housing communities to join hands and pledge on no unnecessary use of horn.”
Earlier, speaking at an Interactive Session on City Development organised by Yi, Prasanth said, “New projects like Vizhinjam Port and the expansion of existing projects like Technopark would push Thiruvananthapuram into the next level but at the same time put a strain on the basic infrastructure which is grossly inadequate to handle this growth. We need to address this issue with the help of the State Government.” He also added that waste management initiatives are being planned for all 100 wards in the City Corporation. Online services for citizens would be soon implemented across all Corporation offices to improve efficiency and service delivery.
In her comments, Stephy J George, the youngest Councillor in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation said that tackling waste management and addressing the issue of stray dogs would get the highest priority.
There was a lively discussion between the Yi members and the guests where the Mayor took note of the several suggestions made by the participants. He also requested help from the entrepreneurs and youngsters to come up with sustainable solutions to address several issues being faced in the capital city.
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