Thursday, March 14, 2013

Congestion fees are not enough. Cars choking India.

Congestion fee will free up roads, panel tells HC - The Times of India: "Congestion fees will not free up traffic on roads, as travel will not be easyone. There is no proper infrastructure development in India. Even in planned city like Singapore, with fees for using the roads, purchase tax on new vehicle is almost equivalent to the 80% cost of the vehicle, are unable to reduce the congestion at peak hours. The roads are broad with 8 lane traffic, with proper indication for destination, enroute congestion notification, minimum speed limit etc, the advance countries struggle to regulate the traffic. Let our planners pay attention to widen the roads to at least to have 3 lane traffic on each side of the road, with good and even surface, proper pedestrian walks, vehicle parking space, clear highways with out any shops by the side of the road. After implementing the above infrastructures let them talk about congestion fees."

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