Traffic rules are meant to ensure safety on the road. They are designed to protect the rider, other drivers and pedestrian on the road. Traffic Police imposes fines when they see that a driver is acting in a manner that puts the others life or his/her own life at risk.
Traffic Police is justified in fining people who drive without helmet, who drive without license, ones caught overspeeding and so on. These riders are putting their and others life at risk with their action.
In line with this, I request traffic police department to kindly impose a very heavy fine on UMC/UIT. With their actions/inaction, they have put lives of 5 Lakh Udaipurites + additional number of tourists at risk.
Roads are where traffic moves. Unfortunately, these days, we have traffic but the roads are no where to be seen. All major/minor/inner/outer/tributary roads have been dug up and left in that state. There was a time when we had to just be careful in case there was a pothole on road – now we have to search for roads between potholes. The season of monsoon has only aggravated the condition. Forget major/minor roads, the roads inside our General hospital are in a mess. If you are not injured, the roads there will ensure that you get injured – people reaching hospital are not in best state of mind to be worrying about road and driving. This to me, is Reason 1 why UIT/UMC should be heavily fined for not providing basic infrastructure for people to move on and as a result, putting all our lives at risk.
Second, traffic signals are meant to organise traffic flow in a manner that it is smooth and safe – that people using cross-roads don’t bump into each other. Unfortunately, all traffic signals currently are non-functional. I missed taking a photograph a few days back at Chetak Circle when all Green, Yellow and Red lights were lit at the same time. As a driver, what am I supposed to do. My and fellow drivers life is again put at risk. Please fine UIT/UMC.
Third, I do not feel the need to go to Sajjangarh to visit Biological park. There is so much bio-diversity on our roads with cows, dogs and even donkeys being treated as first class citizen with a privilege to move around, take a stroll, lie down and enjoy life on road. The inaction of UIT/UMC/whosoever is putting the life of all those animals, myself and my fellow riders at risk. Hence, please fine UIT/UMC.
Please FINE, because it is not all fine.
I do acknowledge that UIT/UMC would have their plans of setting the roads/traffic lights right. But as citizens, do we not have a right to know their plans? While some crores are being spent advertising about CM’s yatra/her achievements etc, can some amount not be spent educating citizens about why the mess that we are in and what is the plan of getting us out of this mess?