A government initiative to reduce traffic chaos in the Indian capital, Delhi, by creating a special fast lane for bus users has run into a major controversy.
The city's first experimental Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor system allows bus users a smooth ride through traffic congestion, but it is facing legal challenge from a group which represents car users.....
"Car owners are the creators of wealth. Do you realise that they get exhausted sitting in their cars due to traffic jams and they reach office completely tired? It affects their efficiency. Do you want them to perform less?" asks the main petitioner BB Sharan. - bbc
Car owners, the creators of wealth? Perhaps they are able to enjoy a nutritious enough a diet to to contribute more richly to the fertility of indian soil. I know not.
it doesn’t matter if car owners get exhausted sitting in their cars due to traffic jams... since they’ll be getting the bus-riders to do most of the work anywayThe way i see it, it doesn’t matter if car owners get exhausted sitting in their cars due to traffic jams and they reach office completely tired, since they’ll be getting the bus-riders to do most of the work anyway. I’ve often wonder why celebs, royalty, overpaid government officials and goons, amongst others, aren’t tabulated in the figures for the unemployed.
Anyway, since public buses appear to be whizzing by overpriced cars, wouldn’t that be quite the good argument for car drivers to get on the buses?
"You cannot keep a commander-in-chief waiting in traffic while his army is waiting for his orders. How does it matter if a peon reaches office five minute before time?" Mr Sharan asks.
I think what this capitalist git Sharan actually wanted to say was, ‘How does it matter if a peon reaches office five minutes late?”. But if he was to say that, then he’d have to admit that the company cannot run without the workers and that he, as ‘commander-in-chief’, is just a term meaning, "i don’t let the workers make the decisions so that i can claim the profits for the decisions i make". Think about it.
Well, Sharan's complain about being held up in traffic shouldn’t matter in the age of the mobile telephone, the internet, so-called ‘smartphones’, even if it be held my morons most times. And if that isn’t enough, why not train the peon to replace you when you’re stuck in traffic. I heard that job rotation is a good thing for quite a number of reasons.
I’ll give the final word to Salman, a technician from Bihad.....
"It is more important that we reach the office on time rather than the employers because we are the ones who do the work, not them,"
Well, as the Brits would say, Get on your bike Sharan.