Slow moving traffic in Guwahati, a commuter's nightmare
GUWAHATI: With the temperature rising and the on-going city beautification work, commuters in Guwahati are facing a harrowing time stuck in traffic jams, especially in GS Road, Jalukbari and Sarabhati areas of the city.
"It used to take me 15 minutes to travel from my home in Kalapahar to office in Ulubari. But since the last few days, I've been getting stuck in an hour-long traffic jam," expressed Megha Pandey, a citizen of Guwahati.
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.
"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.
The residents of Guwahati have been witnessing traffic snarls for more than a week now and the scorching heat is just making it worse to commute during the day.
File photo of traffic jam in Guwahati