It is beyond comprehension that as to why government has put on hold Integrated Traffic Management Plan expected to be enforced last year and all thrust offhandedly put on widening of roads, constructing of flyovers, underpasses and other short-term plans to ease traffic congestion. All over the world, Integrated Traffic Management Plan comes into effect to keep the flow of traffic uninterrupted and flyovers are discouraged but in Lahore situation is other way round. Adding more fuss to the nuisance, Rapid Bus Transit project is on roll and nearing to completion. It has already inconvenienced traffic at Lower Mall, Azadi Chowk, Bhati Chowk and other link roads. No body knows how long the traffic monster will continue to agonise us.

Shariaz Asif Mian,

Lahore, January 26.