I was looking at the traffic and it’s not looking good. Buses were stuck and small vehicles had come to a standstill. Nothing was moving around the half-mile radius in both directions. After standing for long in a crowded bus on my way to office, I got down and walked towards the main junction where I was supposed to board another bus. The junction wasn’t far. After reaching there, I got to know the actual situation.
A car had got in the way of the opposing traffic. Behind that car, there was a big line of vehicles and road was blocked in front of it. As the car was blocking the other side of traffic, it also resulted in creating a huge congestion on that side as well. I could see several buses on the other side of the traffic but all of them were blocked. Signals are turning red from green and then again to green to no effect. Entire area was blocked and whatever small space was created in the road temporarily, got occupied by vehicles of either sides.
After looking at the situation, I noticed that the traffic policemen was missing. At the peak hour of the day, when everybody was on their way to work, he wasn’t there to control the traffic. As a result, chaos and confusion ruled the road. Finally after sometime, the traffic person came and managed to squeeze out the car and thereby road was cleared and brought to normalcy after a while.
So now the question is who’s to blame. Is it the traffic police who abandoned his duties during the most busy hours of the day, or is it the fault of the driver who without caring for traffic signal, rushed his car in between the traffic. Here, in India, most people say nothing is going to change. These things happen all the time, nothing new about it. But nobody cares to think why things happen like this in India. For instance, we can say it is fault of the traffic policemen which resulted in the congestion, but it is equally the fault of the car driver also. Apparently, he must be busy like everybody and that’s why he forced his vehicle without caring for the situation. And it resulted in an hour long traffic.
So my point is the people who say nothing will change, are themselves responsible for this pathetic condition of the country. Everyone is busy for themselves without any regard or care for others. This makes us undisciplined, uncontrolled and disorganized and affects our society. We can always try to be more courteous and disciplined. We are second largest populated country in the world. It is impossible for us to grow together if everybody will think about himself only. Think about others also so that we can all change the old ways and system which cripple our nation today.
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