Bangalore traffic woes!

Imagine the near future where people have to travel 5 to 10 kms in search of parking and walk to reach their destinations from there.

The traffic in Bangalore and other cities are increasing alarmingly. This is due to the affordability of the people to buy a vehicle and the competitiveness of the automobile industries which are leading to high density of traffic which is a serious concern for global warming and the changing climatic conditions. There are 3 to 4 cars and 2 to 3 two wheelers for each house. I have seen most of the sedans and midsized cars are driven with a single persons and the government should stop giving licence to manufacture midsize cars and sedans and SUV’s and this should be followed very strictly by the government.

There is no way to stop the increasing vehicles until and unless the matter is taken seriously by the Indian Government. Firstly, the government should tax heavily and increase the costs of all the vehicles by increasing the necessary taxes in every budget making it difficult for the people to buy vehicles which leads to people opt for public transport. I have seen that in every budget the cars and bikes are becoming cheaper and cheaper year by year and the increasing salaries due to spurt in software and bpos’.

It is really disgusting to see that the world is yelling on one side about the global warming and climatic changes and making it affordable even for the underprivileged. There is no way the government can stop the vehicular outburst until they take it seriously. No matter we cannot imagine the traffic woes in the near future where people have to travel 5 to 10 kms in search of parking and walk 5 to 10 kms to reach their destinations from there.

Comments:

  1. Srinivasa Raghavan Kandala says:

    The reason for the increase of vehicles in any city is also driven by the connectivity of the local public transport. Given the current traffic situation, I am sure there are lot of people out there who are willing to take public transport if it were available from their home to work place. For example, I live close to Banashankari bus stop and my office is on Bannerughatta Road (close to HSBC). I commute on my two wheeler just because there is no good connectivity between these two places.

  2. Srinivas says:

    I completely agree with mr. srinivas, I too suggest that instead of making the cars and durable goods cheaper and cheaper the basic necessities like food, clothing, vegetables should be made affordable. Here it is the other way. I am sure that in India where there are most corrupt politicians we cannot stop the affordability of purchase of vehicles. And god knows what’ll happen to the indian cities when TATA NANO is released. Probably there’ll be no space even to stand.

    Lets pray god for the indian traffic.

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