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Let us combat the traffic of Guwahati, a gateway to North-East India

Start Date: 13-07-2018
End Date: 31-07-2021

Guwahati, the gateway to the Northeast India, has emerged as a fast-developing metropolitan city over the period of time. But, urbanisation has its own challenges and consequences. ...

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Guwahati, the gateway to the Northeast India, has emerged as a fast-developing metropolitan city over the period of time. But, urbanisation has its own challenges and consequences. Due to various socio-economic reasons, the city has experienced a huge increase in population, which has resulted increased number of vehicles.
Each day the number of vehicles that ply on the Guwahati city streets are increasing which aggravates traffic congestion and accidents. Considering the immediate need to maintain a free-flowing traffic in Guwahati, MyGov Assam solicits suggestions from the citizens on how to tackle the problems relating to traffic.

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Bhawna 3 months 2 weeks ago

It can also be seen that most of the city bus drivers indulge in competition on roads to pick up passengers. Such unwanted competition among bus drivers, over taking each other to reach bus stoppages earlier and reckless driving have added to the woes of common people while travelling on the city roads. Halting of six/seven buses at the same spot in the same time has become very common in busy areas like Ganeshguri, Paltan Bazar, Beltola Chariali and Maligaon Chariali. Why do the traffic police

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Bhawna 3 months 2 weeks ago

There are about 3,600 roads in the city, including by-lanes, and more than one lakh vehicles ply on these roads on a daily basis. The city traffic police are left with no other options, but to deal with this enormous traffic with its limited manpower and resources.

Moreover, majority of drivers of city buses, trekkers and trucks are unskilled and they do not know the 'ABC' of traffic signals and other traffic rules and regulations.

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Bhawna 3 months 2 weeks ago

The traffic jam problem has become very acute in the city also because of rampant encroachment of footpaths by hawkers, unauthorised parking and reckless driving, especially by the city bus drivers. And all these are happening right under the nose of the authorities concerned. Jumping red lights, overtaking and other forms of violation of traffic rules have become very common in the city. It seems the people of Guwahati have no respect for traffic rules. All these lead to traffic congestion and

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Bhawna 3 months 2 weeks ago

Despite being well aware of the problem, the State Government has so far failed to put in place any scientific mechanism to deal with the problem. Some of the facilities available in the city to facilitate smooth movement of traffic are not at all sufficient to handle the situation.

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Bhawna 3 months 2 weeks ago

In a fast growing city like Guwahati, which is also the gateway to the North East, the problem of traffic jam has become a serious issue and the situation is going from bad to worse with every passing day.

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Bhawna 3 months 2 weeks ago

IN MODERN INDIA, most of the metropolitan cities and the towns face the problem of traffic jam. The problem is aggravating due to rise in number of vehicles throughout the country. Every day, thousands of vehicles are being added to the city streets, which is not only contributing to the traffic jam problem, but also polluting the environment to a great extent.

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Bhawna 3 months 2 weeks ago

"We are trying our best to control traffic in the city but we need cooperation from the public to deal with the problem," expressed Prashant Saikia, DCP Traffic.

He further added that if pedestrians become more careful in crossing the road, and vehicles (especially city buses) stop rash driving, these problems will become easier to solve.

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Bhawna 3 months 2 weeks ago

In the same vein, another citizen said, "The traffic in GS Road is getting worse by the day. The authority should carry out construction work during night hours instead of harassing the commuters daily."

The slow-moving traffic has been a result of the slow-paced construction work going on in these areas. Further, the newly opened shopping centers and coaching institutes in GS Road are also adding to the problem.