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Get Ready for the Traffic Jam Lasting over a few Weeks!

Aug 31st 2010 at 9:44 PM

Did you note the news of a traffic jam stretching for dozens of miles in North China which hits its 10th.day on Aug. 24 and now is believed to continue til the middle of next month when construction of another road is likely to be completed?

It is possible that the growth of Chinese economy is so fast that the infrastructures (like laying of roads) could not cope with the fruits like buying of cars by more and more people due to the excess money available to the household members coupled with their intent to exhibit their growing prestige to the other members of the society.

The situation in Mongolia,China might have been caused because of the sudden discoveries of Coal Fields for which the traffic in the region was increasing by over 40% per year. I hope the situation in other developed and developing countries are better,even then we should look at it with caution.The reasons for such a situation may not be many,nor out of our reach but might not have taken care of so far. Since the days of crude oil prices start shooting up, all Governments agreed to strengthen the mass transit system by investing more on elevators,inter city and long distance fast moving trains apart from widening and providing new roads to accommodate large buses. So far it seems progress was not much appreciable. The second reason may be with more and more household disposable income,every house may be having one or more cars per adult earning member the sizes and prices are reflecting the esteem and ego of the member concerned. the rising price of the Gas or its future availability is of no consequence now.There may be more reasons but at present they are not considered.

So,would you be prepared to move out for a long drive at the rate of say 10 miles a day as you are likely to drive in a bumper to bumper situation in spite of your most modern,hi-tech and fast moving car with the journey lasting for WEEKS?

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