Mass Transit in South Asia

Southasia - - Editor's mail -

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

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