(a) What is traffic jam? (b) What is the nature of traffic jam? (c) What are the causes of traffic jam? (d) What problems does traffic jam cause? (e) How can traffic jam be controlled?
To be frank, traffic jam is a national issue for the present situation. It occurs in almost all district towns. Especially it occurs near bus stand, railway crossing, turn of a road, at the junction of various roads or near a market. It occurs mainly in the morning and afternoon on working days when everybody tries to attend the office in a short time or to return home as early as possible. The indiscriminate plying of vehicles like rickshaws, buses, scooters, etc, and haphazard parking of vehicles and small shops in the footpaths are the main reasons for traffic jam. Traffic jam causes untold sufferings to people. Students cannot reach schools on time. It kills our time and lessens our working hours. It causes great suffering to the ambulance carrying dying patients and the fire brigade vehicles. The increasing traffic jam hampers our economy. So, well spacious roads should be constructed. One-way movement of vehicles should be introduced. The driver should be trained to cope with the other developed nations. After doing all these things we can hope to have a good traffic system for our easy, comfortable, and risk-free movement.
Word Meaning: Situation – অবস্থা; occur – ঘটা; especially – বিশেষ ভাবে; junction – সংযােগস্থল; indiscriminate – বেপরােয়া; haphazard parking – এলােমেলাে পার্কিং; footpath – পায়ে-চলা পথ; reason – কারণ; untold – অব্যক্ত; ambulance – রুগ্ন ও আহতদের পরিবহণের গাড়ি; patient – রােগী; hamper – ব্যহত করা; economy – অর্থনীতি; well spacious – বেশ প্রশস্থ; constructed – নির্মিত