Traf­fic jam and peo­ple anger

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - MUJTUBA RIZVI

The traf­fic in Karachi is get­ting worse hour by hour. Ev­ery­one wants to travel com­fort­ably and reach one’s des­ti­na­tion on time. To save time, peo­ple use their own per­sonal trans­port as the gov­ern­ment trans­port is not re­li­able.

With mas­sive traf­fic grid­locks be­com­ing an ev­ery­day prob­lem for the com­muters of Karachi, whether be­cause of roads and fly­overs be­ing closed for re­pairs, se­cu­rity block­ades, ral­lies or the open­ing of a new de­part­men­tal store built without a park­ing lot, it is pretty clear that there will be chaos on the ma­jor thor­ough­fares dur­ing peak hours dur­ing Ra­mazan and the Karachi’s traf­fic po­lice chief is des­per­ately seek­ing the co­op­er­a­tion of other de­part­ments and higher au­thor­i­ties to over­come the chal­lenge.

The in­crease in traf­fic has also in­creased the num­ber of traf­fic ac­ci­dents and our roads are grow­ing dan­ger­ous day by day. Un­for­tu­nately, we have lit­tle traf­fic sense and per­haps no re­spect for the traf­fic rules. The Ra­mazan-ul-Mubarik, the holy month of pa­tience, has started but due to traf­fic sick­ness peo­ple of­ten lose their tem­per and their im­pa­tience, in­tol­er­ance and anger cul­mi­nates into sit­u­a­tions of clashes and quar­rels among the peo­ple. I re­quest the con­cerned au­thor­i­ties to take strict and quick ac­tion to solve the prob­lem of traf­fic jam. —Karachi

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