Thursday 05 January 2012

Author(s): Anumita Roychowdhury

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  • It is besides the point

    It is besides the point whether the author practices what is being preached. The crux of the matter is that someone has taken a step to compare the strategies employed by different cities in the world to provide a more relative analysis, so that stubborn brains can get a better understand.
    Reading the comments, I must say that the objectives was partially materialised.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 5 years ago | Reply
  • Traffic situation is

    Traffic situation is deteriorating exponentially in Delhi. Metro has given some respite but the situation is still miserable. The strategies employed by different countries shows concern from the government sector to the traffic situation, which as far as is invisible in India. I believe limiting the number of cars per household and making sure restriction in trade activity in the city during city peak hours will be an appropriate start. Further the traffic light system has failed in the highly congested areas. A design of the road has to be developed such that the traffic never stops.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 5 years ago | Reply
  • Apparently, can the author

    Apparently, can the author state how many times he/she uses a car daily/monthly? Perhaps the people who write such articles should ponder over their practices first. It is easy to be arm chair advisors but difficult for oneself to practice. So much for magazine's proposition!!

    As regards to the article per se, unless the alternative is reasonably priced, safe, widely spread, punctual and comfortable, the idea of modal shift will just be wishful thinking.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 5 years ago | Reply
  • Sir, The idea of limiting

    Sir,
    The idea of limiting entry of cars in cities is praiseworthy. The idea of ring roads was first mooted in Rome if I am not mistaken.
    It is the duty of media and scientific organisations to explain to the people that alternatives are available. People never think in that fashion. For thirty years ago I have witnessed that Jeep and Ambassador car drivers in Kerala used to switch off their ignition key when they were running down steep roads. In the present day people keep on the ignition key on while taking rest or talking to friends for several minutes without having any botheration for fuel loss and consequent loss of money. People never think in that fashion unless their spirit is alerted every now and then. Around thirty years ago I witnessed that Jeep and Ambassador car drivers in Kerala used to switch off their ignition key while they were running down steep roads. In the present day people keep the ignition key on while taking rest or talking to friends for several minutes without having any botheration for fuel loss and consequent loss of money to themselves.

    I lived in Germany for several years. Government of Germany especially Ministry of traffic control and road safety advertises through television & Radio the method of fuel efficient as well as safe driving. It reminds citizens of their duty towards society and protection of environment. The programme is viewed by a larger group of people. The said television programme is very interesting to watch. These television programmers bring about viewable as well as enjoyable programmes. Anyway the media must be the forerunner in offering any such message to the general public.
    I wish every success in your endeavour.
    Jose A. Kachiramattam

    Posted by: Anonymous | 5 years ago | Reply
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