Making it through peak-hour traffic is quite a test of one’s patience, and Mumbai Police pulled an epic prank on motorists who honk while waiting at the traffic signal thinking it could switch to the green light.
Mumbai the most car-congested city in India
Statistics by the Maharashtra Transportation Department reveal Mumbai’s 2,000 km-long roads are congested with a whopping 510 cars per kilometre, surrounded with a plethora of city-wide issues related to motors, accidents, time spent in traffic and much more. Numbeo, a database website estimates every passenger produces a staggering 1,760.03kg of Carbon Dioxide and it would take up to 81 trees to produce enough oxygen to cover that.
700 new cars on Mumbai’s roads daily
There’s no stopping to Mumbai’s automotive industry, with 700 two-wheeler and four-wheelers being registered every day (as of 2017), meaning 255,000 new cars take over the roads every year.
Mumbai Police trick motorists to increase traffic signal time
Meanwhile, Mumbai Police is doing its best to reduce the problems surrounding traffic one step at a time, starting with noise pollution. In a bid to reduce decibel levels on the roads, here’s a video they released pranking motorists by increasing the waiting duration for every time drivers honk exceeding the 85-decibel limit.