“Let’s get this done in our Hyderabad too. Need of the hour,” the minister asked the top officials with a re-tweet of Mumbai police’s video. KTR, as the minister is popularly known, tagged Telangana Director General of Police, Hyderabad Police Commissioner and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner.

As motorists in Mumbai honk even at traffic signals, Mumbai police introduced what is called ‘punishing signals’. They connected decibel meters to a few signal poles. “If the decibel levels went over 85 dB, the signal would reset and stay red for longer,” says the Mumbai police video. “Honk more wait more’ and ‘Feel free to honk if you don’t mind waiting’ are the taglines of Mumbai police’s campaign