Mass Transit in South Asia
I thoroughly enjoyed reading about South Asia’s mass transit system or the lack of it in your June issue. The writer presented her points very well. It is true that most often the media depicts various otherwise beautiful and diverse countries of South Asia as one big polluted ball of toxic waste, congested traffic and the air pollution that results from it. But what the media fails to portray is that given the right policies and proper implementation, the massive problem of commuting can be solved and the region can greatly benefit both in economic and social sectors. Given the huge tourism value of South Asia, a pollution-free, green and healthy portrayal of its public places and tourist spots can boost the economy and take it to new heights. SouthAsia should keep highlighting such important issues. Good luck!
Smith Resta, Chittagong, Bangladesh