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September 13, 2017 at 10:34 am #202
The problem of traffic congestion has become a common issue for working people in Mauritius. This specific problem is seen to be negatively influencing the lives of the working community in Ebene in a number of ways. Some of the resulting effects are increased fuel consumption, increased pollution, tardiness, stress leading to deteriorated health and declining productivity amongst others.
Like other developing countries, the prime thrust of the Mauritian Government has been towards building a strong framework for economic revival and sustainability with a view to move away from the middle-income trap to become a high-income country in the years to come. However, the issue of traffic congestion is currently acting as a major barrier in the process of proper economic development which needs to be resolved at all cost.
Potential Solutions (if any):
1. Decentralization of organisations and institutions from highly congested areas to low traffic regions;
2. Improvement in the public transportation systems in terms of timeliness and dependability, and improved conditions of public buses with a view to encouraging more people to travel by buses instead of using personal cars;
3. Improved public road infrastructure, including new or improved road layouts, leading to reduced waiting time;
4. Increased presence of committed traffic officers on the roads who perform their work diligently to ensure that road users follow road safety and traffic rules thereby reducing bottlenecks at intersections, roundabouts, traffic signals etc., amongst others.
1. Working people reaching office in time;
2. Reduced or no stress with regards to road traffic resulting to improved health and reduced expenditure by Government in the health sector;
3. Increase in work productivity through increased work focus;
4. Good control on traffic flow with reduced cases of accidents;
5. Optimal fuel consumption;
6. Reduced pollution from vehicles, amongst others.
All of the above benefits would lead to the grand benefit of reducing unnecessary costs thereby pushing forward the economy of the country with a view to contributing towards a more prosperous nation.
September 13, 2017 at 10:57 am #208
- This topic was modified 2 years ago by mrcgrand.
Traffic Jam is a problem we face daily. But tackling the issue as a whole can be daunting. I think we should be more specific and try solving the problem in specific geographic location. For e.g Ebene entry points or Wooton Round about. If we can reduce the waiting time by 15 minutes in these areas I think it would ease the life of all commuters
February 3, 2018 at 1:11 am #590
- This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by mrcgrand.
The comment from Kis has been moved as a new submission under the theme “Traffic Management, Road Safety and Infrastructure”.February 19, 2018 at 2:17 pm #670
The comment from Sookur Sooviraj has been moved as a new submission under the theme “Traffic Management, Road safety and Infrastructure”.February 24, 2018 at 11:27 am #695
The comment from Mr A Rahmtullah has been moved as a new submission under the theme “Traffic Management, Road Safety and Infrastructure”.March 18, 2018 at 4:42 pm #929
THE COMMENT FROM SOOKUR SOOVIRAJ HAS BEEN MOVED AS A NEW SUBMISSION UNDER THE THEME “TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT, ROAD SAFETY AND INFRASTRUCTURE”.March 19, 2018 at 3:43 pm #942
THE COMMENT FROM SOOKUR SOOVIRAJ HAS BEEN MOVED AS A NEW SUBMISSION UNDER THE THEME “QUALITY EDUCATION”.