Lahore mass transit
THERE is no doubt that the Rapid Bus Transit Project is progressing fast. The Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency (TEPA) in Lahore has been allocated Rs22.95 billion for its citywide projects for fiscal year 2012-13.
However, the project has problems as well. One of which is that there is no U – turn after every interval of a few kilometres. This forces the people to violate traffic laws and create problems by obstructing regular traffic.
As a result, ambulances suffer most while on way to hospitals like the General Hospital, Umaid Qasim Hospital, Ittifaq Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Gulab Devi Hospital, Hamid Latif Hospital and Wapda Hospital, all of which are located on Ferozepur Road.
This road is the hub of Lahore and can be approached from all areas.
How does this transportation having such a high risk facilitate the people?