THE increasing traffic in Islamabad has made people vulnerable to accidents and injuries. Quaid-i-Azam University in the city faces a plethora of traffic issues which create problems for students. Both faculty members and students suffer equally due to the rush on the university road.

Citing security concerns, the city administration often blocks the road leading to Parliament House and Chinese Embassy. Alternatively, drivers use the university road which increases the volume of traffic and makes students worried.

Some unidentified motor vehicles take advantage of the situation and enter the premises, compromising the security of the students even further. About 10 students have fallen prey to drivers’ recklessness.

Despite the perpetual rush on the road, there is no option for the drivers to reach their destination through some other route. Besides, taking an alternative route for commuting would increase the cost of fuel which is unbearable in these days of skyrocketing inflation.

Disappointingly, the administration of the university has turned a blind eye to this problem. The officials concerned of both the university and Islamabad administration need to chalk out an alternative route to minimise the rush on the university road.

Shoaib Ahmed Chohan
Islamabad

Published in Dawn, August 18th, 2022

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