Ananth Kumar, 52, Photographer, Bangalore: As everyone in the city, I am also very much affected by the city traffic. As a photographer I need to maintain my deadlines and reach the client’s place on time. Even though I leave 2 hours earlier, the city is jammed sometimes with processions, strikes that get me caught up with a traffic jam. It also becomes more difficult when I am not able to find an alternate route to reach the client. This affects my business and thus I take up client’s only 3 km away from my place to avoid the increasing traffic and thus satisfy my clients by being on time. (Epoch Times)
Traffic congestion on Indian roads is a big concern for most Indians. It has become one of the factor people keep in mind when they look for a home in a locality or plan a meeting or a celebration.
An India Today report says that in India traffic jams and delays costs nearly 40 billion rupees annually.
The Epoch Times India reporters talked to a few people around the country, asking:
“How are you affected by increasing traffic in your city?”
Look for the India Q&A column every week. Epoch Times India reporters interview people around the country to learn about their lives and perspectives on local and global issues. Next week’s question: “How has the falling Indian rupee impacted you?”