Lahore Ring Road woes

Published Apr 02, 2013 05:03am

RECENTLY when I decided to make my way at Ring Road, Lahore, from the 32-chowk side, I was astonished to note that some traffic wardens were on duty to divert motorcyclists to change their lane.

I stopped for a while and reminded the duty-bound traffic wardens about the motto of a former chief minister of Punjab that “Ring Road is a project that would provide ease to the general public”.

All such mega projects facilitate elite families who use four wheelers. When, on the insistence of the traffic wardens, I changed my lane to the service road, I viewed a great rush of vehicles there.

I was hoping to cover my distance within 20 minutes but it took me an hour and 25 minutes to do so.

I request the management concerned of Ring Road to allow two wheelers.

M. ASIF Lahore


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Comments (2) (Closed)


Atif
Apr 02, 2013 12:49pm
I myself travelled from Lahore Cantt to Band Road through ring road so many times on Bike with my wife and children. It is allowed there with a restriction for two wheelers to stay in the left most lane. There might have been a problem that day when you got stuck in traffic.
saqib
Apr 02, 2013 06:10pm
I wish that someone from the lahore ring road project office could confirm what atif said about two wheelers in his comment..