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Bottlenecks in the capital... By Fariha

31 December, 2013

In a bid to ensure foolproof security for the federal capital Islamabad along with its twin city Rawalpindi, the authorities have installed security barriers spending rupees 5.5 million which are visually obtrusive rather than being effective. These include bunkers and concrete slabs that have created bottlenecks for the traffic. These barriers create a lot of traffic problems and jams. People start using alternative paths as well as unidirectional paths for dual-way traffic, which has increased the chances of collisions.

Every morning while coming from Rawalpindi to Islamabad, I have to cross those concrete slabs 3-4 times and there is always a complete traffic jam on these spots, with absolutely no traffic rules being observed as most of them have been left unattended. Islamabad is one of the most beautiful capitals of the world but these barriers have badly affected it. I understand that these barricades are important because of the current condition of security threats in our country, but I would suggest that the authorities put these barriers in places where they are absolutely necessary. Instead of putting these unattended barriers, the authorities should be vigilant and effective enough to make the public observe traffic rules.


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