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  • Krithiga

    May 18, 2022 at 9:09 AM

    Nowadays, traffic jam has been a major concern across all the cities around the globe. This essay will discuss about the primary reason of people preferring their own vehicle for commuting

    followed by lack of infrastructure and also suggest various measures to tackle the situation.

    One of the major reasons is that the ownership of vehicles has increased over the past few years which has lead to the growing number of automobiles on roads. According to some reports, Chennai experienced one of the biggest traffic congestions in 2014 which lasted for more than 24 hours. Secondly, in many cities, the infrastructure has not been properly set up for public transport resulting in people opting for a private mode of transport over public transport. For example, Bangalore has narrow roads which cannot accommodate so many vehicles during peak hours. Thirdly, people do not follow traffic rules in order to reach their target destinations on time. For instance, people employed in the private sector usually prefer to travel on their own two-wheelers and tend to skip traffic signals to reach their office on time.

    There are certain measures that can be taken to handle this kind of situation. Firstly, the government should increase the quality of public transport by providing frequent services. In addition to this, fares of government transportation should also be reduced so that everyone can afford it. Another measure is to construct widened roads and bridges such that traffic can move smoothly even during peak hours. Furthermore, separate cycle lanes should be constructed and people should be encouraged to ride bicycles in order to lead a healthy life. Finally, major city centres or key connecting roads of the city must be declared car-free and penalty charges should be imposed on those who do not follow the rules.

    In conclusion, to mitigate the magnitude caused by rush-hour traffic, which is the main trigger of roadblocks, a flexible working mechanism and a shared transport scheme should be set up by the government in a reasonable manner at the earliest.

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