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Amidst a series of road remodeling in parts of Vellore, two-wheelers were found stuck in newly laid concrete on Calligambal Street, leaving the civilian body red-faced and netizens laughing online after photos of the accident spread online.

Vellore, a smart city, is seeing the rebuilding of many of its roads although the company’s commissioner said the civic body has not requested that a particular street be reconstructed. Speaking to, Vellore’s commissioner, B Ashok Kumar, said the work was carried out without the company’s knowledge.

Greater Chennai Police on Monday launched ‘Don’t Honk’, a special campaign to raise awareness among drivers about the consequences of constant and unnecessary honking. The police said the driving, which is scheduled to take place until July 3, aims to provide drivers with knowledge of the harmful effects of honking, which leads to health problems and noise pollution.

Opening the event on Monday, City Commissioner Shankar Jewal said, “In the coming days, implementation will start after the procurement of noise meters set by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to assess the permissible decibels in public places.”

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