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  • Sudhakar

    February 28, 2022 at 8:05 AM

    Traffic congestion is one of the major problems people face in everyday life in major cities.

    This essay will first discuss about the root causes of traffic congestion like, improper planning while establishing the cities/capitals and inefficient use of public transport and then argue that solutions are construction of better high ways, metros which covers entire city and implementing the different methods of effective use of public transport.

    The major causes of traffic blocking are that not planning well before constructing/establishing the cities and ineffective use of public transport.

    Firstly, Administrative bodies responsible for designing the cities, are not planning the cities well before and lacking the knowledge of estimating the developments of cities in future. Hence, soon after the cities are established, they are suffering from the congestion issues. For instance, Bangalore city is not planned well before establishing, like in the initial day’s there were no metro trains, no proper flyovers to deviate the city traffic in 4-way intersection areas, no bridges/flyovers to deviate the highway traffic from inter city traffic.

    Secondly, People are using their individual vehicles to commute instead of using public transport. If every individual uses his/her own vehicle, it occupies lot of space in roads, leading to road blockage. For example, in New York city most of the individuals are commuting to their offices using their own vehicles leading to hours of traffic jams.

    Possible solutions to these problems would be to plan well before establishing the cities and people should start using public transport, bicycles, carpooling methods whenever possible.

    If the administrative bodies plan well before designing cities and construct/provide metro trains which can connect all ends of the city and also constructing the proper highways wherever possible it would definitely solve the traffic congestion issues.

    Furthermore, People should start using the public transport wherever possible. Carpooling is another method through which multiple people can share the same vehicle to reach their respective destinations to avoid traffic congestions. People who commute to smaller distance can opt for bicycles to avoid traffic congestions and as well as pollution.

    Chandigarh is one of the well planned city in India , which has proper metro connectivity throughout the city, it has best highways to avoid the intersection traffic jams. And also, public transport is well maintained by government which covers most of the areas within the city.

    To conclude, Major cities are suffering from traffic congestion issues caused by improper planning of cities while establishing and not utilizing the public transport effectively, but possible solutions could be to plan the cities well before and people should opt for public transport or carpooling methods.

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