Is there any way out or we are condemned to suffer?
I don’t know whether it goes well with the new city traffic police chief and his bosses or they feel offended by these humble suggestions. But one thing is clear, unless you change the mindset of traffic managers and a paradigm shift in basics of traffic management, nothing is going to change on the ground. The complicated traffic snarls and gridlocks will find no end till the whole scenario is addressed on infrastructural front with strict law enforcement as priority. Traffic management is not a procedure of balancing chemical equations, where the time tested ‘hit and trial’ method can be adopted when everything fails. Changing the city super cop for efficient traffic management every now and then will yield nothing but will add to confusion. Interestingly, some time back the present incumbent had already tried his luck, but failed miserably! Many observers vouch for his dynamism and loads of enthusiasm but at the end of the day it is managerial skill, dedication and impartiality along with a mechanism of well-oiled man and machine that matters the most. Travelling in bullet proof cars with several escort vehicles in tow will change nothing on ground and will never give you an idea of traffic terror and the suffering of commuters and common-man. Read More Traffic Terror!!!