To commemorate World Environment Day, HDFC Bank Parivartan today launched a high-decibel campaign called #EnginesOff to raise awareness on the importance of reducing air pollution. Through a short street play, motorists idling their vehicles at busy traffic intersections will be encouraged to switch off their engines while they wait for the signal to turn green.
The bank is rolling out this short play at over 126 busy signals in 40 cities across the country. The three-day campaign starts on June 5th and includes large metros such as Mumbai, Gurugram, Bangalore, Kolkata, and Pune, as well as smaller cities like Ludhiana, Varanasi, Nasik, Rajkot and Guwahati among others.
According to the World Health Organisation, research shows that over 7 million people die from air pollution each year. A small measure like switching off the engine can reduce an individual’s emissions by half.
The street play is part of HDFC Bank’s nationwide ESG campaign highlighting the small steps we can take towards sustainable progress. The campaign shows how the future can be better if we change things today. The bank also launched four unique films that highlight its social and environmental initiatives under its flagship programme Parivartan, as part of the same campaign.
“HDFC Bank has always been committed to leading responsibly. We believe that as India’s largest bank, we must use our brand to create a positive social impact and make a difference in the lives of communities,” said Mr. Ravi Santhanam, CMO, HDFC Bank. “With this campaign, we want to raise awareness on the simple steps we can take to prevent a catastrophic future. We need to come together and act now so we can create a better tomorrow,” he added.
HDFC Bank is the amongst the largest corporate CSR spenders in the country. The bank’s key focus areas include care for climate, rural development, education, skill development, healthcare & hygiene and financial literacy under Parivartan.
The 40 cities and locations are as follows:
|Name of City||No of locations||Locations|
|Housing Board Lights|
|Mohali||2||DC Office Light point|
|Income Tax Chownk|
|Ludhiana||2||Pavilion Mall Lights|
|New Court Lights|
|DANIK BHASKAR CIRCLE|
|Indiragandhi Pratishthan Square|
|District Court Charaha|
|Tej Garhi Chauraha|
|Old Bus Stand|
|Bareilly||3||Chaupal Chauraha, Police Line|
|Old Faridabad Chowk|
|B K Dutt Chowk|
|Panchayati Mandir Chauraha|
|M A Road|
|Pune||3||Phineox Mall Signal, Viman Nagar|
|University Road Signal|
|Aurangabad||4||Kranti Chowk Signal|
|Dudh Dairy Chowk|
|ABB Singnal – Trambak Rd|
|BYK Signal – College Rd|
|Gajera School Circle|
|Rajkot||3||Race Course Road|
|100 ft Road|
|Alkapuri – RC Dutt Road|
|Rajmahal Road – Akota Bridge|
|Nagpur||4||Eternity mall square|
|Bhubaneswar||3||Kalinga Hospital Square|
|Commissionerate & DCP Traffic Police Office Square|
|Boring Road Crossing|
|Rash Behari Crossing|