City roads teem with 10,000 new cars every year
While commuters are waiting for relief from traffic nightmares, the rise in number of vehicles every year is making their life worse.india Updated: Jun 10, 2011 00:53 IST
While commuters are waiting for relief from traffic nightmares, the rise in number of vehicles every year is making their life worse.
More than 10,000 cars are added to the already existing fleet in addition to two wheelers, commercial vehicles and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) on the roads.
The numbers of vehicles are increasing every day, resulting in haphazard parking at all possible places, some times leading to road rage.
“If all vehicles are taken into consideration, then I would say that nearly 50,000 vehicles are added every year to the existing vehicles on the roads.
And further we do not have roads to accommodate them. Though we try to contain the situation, but if vehicles increase at this pace, it would be a problem for both the owners and traffic police.”
Amandeep Singh, a resident of DLF Phase 1, said, “We are already at a bursting stage as vehicles are increasing at alarming rates. Government needs to plan and introduce robust public transport system.”
Mayank Dass, resident of Sushant Lok, said, “Due to lack of public transport, people use their own vehicles leading to congested roads. Each house in Gurgaon has 2-3 cars. But residents should not be blamed. The administration should provide better public transport in the Millennium City.”