Tuesday 29 January 2013

Author(s): Shashank Gandhi

Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.

  • Congestion on road can never

    Congestion on road can never ever be reduced by levying congestion charges because that opens another window for corrruption or what I call social pollution.

    Congestion on road can logically be reduced by decongesting the road. For that matter you need to allow just as many vehicles on road as its capacity permits. Car owners are in frenzy to take to the roads of their choice so they will rather pay the extra charge.

    The solution lies in reducing the ownership of cars but that is out of question because that will spell heavily on rate of GDP Growth and the overall productivity of the country. The alternatives offerred viz. the mass transit system are just as expensive. They are ideal for emerging economies but not for economies which have to borrow for paying their debt.

    Dr. Mirza Arshad Ali Beg
    Former Director General, PCSIR
    Karachi Pakistan
    arshadalibeg@gmail.com

    Posted by: Anonymous | 3 years ago | Reply
Scroll To Top