Rickshaws continue to cause Traffic menace in Guwahati
GUWAHATI: Even after being restricted from plying on the main roads in the city, several rickshaw pullers are seen operating on the main roads, causing traffic congestion much to the woes of the residents.
Guwahatians have complained that these unruly rickshaws are often seen plying on busy areas such as Ganeshguri, GS Road, Chandmari and Zoo Road among others.
“Rickshaws cause major traffic snarls especially during peak hours of morning and evening. Moreover, it is risky for the rickshaw passengers when vehicles are going past them with such speed,” Sandip Rajkhowa, a resident of R G Baruah Road (commonly known as Zoo Road) informed G Plus.
Residents also mentioned that many of these rickshaw pullers do not follow traffic rules raising the chances of traffic accidents.
Further, rickshaws often stop in the middle of the road, leading to a chaotic traffic situation.
Photo of Rickshaw plying on busy roads of Guwahati