Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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Alternative Routes should be Considered!

Dear Editor,

Through this particular letter I want to divert the attentions of the concerned authorities regarding the reconstruction of roads going on in different parts of Kabul city. Definitely, such endeavors have to be appreciated as the reconstruction of the roads is a positive step. But what I want to talk about is the way through which such reconstruction works are carried out.

Roads being constructed are blocked, as they have to be for construction work to flow smoothly, but no alternate route is decided for the roads being blocked. Therefore, so many vehicles that follow through those routes have to face serious traffic problems. So many times vehicles are found stuck on the roads for hours.

People, seeking urgency, end up waiting for hours in hot weather and with angry moods. Most of the times; such situations result into public tussles, which can even turn serious and can divert the attention of the traffic police away from the issue. Minor accidents are also frequent on roads with heavy traffic.

So the reconstruction work that is aimed to facilitate the people with convenience turns into a nightmare for the people. The concerned authorities in this regard have to decide for the alternate routes for the traffic before starting their work. Further, they must also bear in mind that the traffic flowing on a large road can never be substituted by a small and narrow one. Therefore, more than one road must be reserved in such cases to avoid congestion and to assist people not to get late for their important tasks.


Ghulam Haider

Karte-Parwan, Kabul