Friday, May 29, 2009

Traffic woes

Well my first posting on this new blog and well i gotta start off by writing about something that frustrates me daily. Every morning, Every afternoon and Every evening... Traffic... and the non-sense drivers out on the road as if everybody is Mulligan from NFS or actually... they are all eveil kneivel... and do not forget the braveheart mumbaikar who on feet can beat even the hefty roadroller...



I wont boast that i am the most speed abiding driver or even for that matter the most safest driver on the road... but at least i follow basic rules which will not leave other drivers on the road frustrated... i may leave my back seat drivers a bit flustered though...



Today morning i was driving down the highway and was descending one of the flyovers (newly built) and the speeds you can achieve on that stretch are quiet pleasing (atleast to me)... but what i shock i get when some smart god fearing devout biker decides to stop on the right hand side (supposedly fast lane) of the road just after the descent of the flyover to offer his prayers to the holy almighty... yeah he made me fear God for once... by sharply avoiding him and getting myself saved from a jailterm for killing a simple Bhakt. He must have been very confident nothing will happen to him while stopping in the middle of the road to pray... as GOD was with him... Frustrated...



Next only a kilometer down the road i drive down and 3 happy go lucky customers in printed lungies and torn baniyans after their morning duties on the opposite side of the highway as their houses decide to run a 10 meter hurdles race right in front of my car... i wonder if all Indian athletes are given a bucket in their hands, will they turn up with medals in the Olympics... Frustrated... BTW the foot over bridge that is being built near this hurdles track... that's another cause of frustration... as there is no work going on but the contractor merrily decided to put debris out on the road and convert a 4 lane road (i am ashamed to call it a highway) into a 2 lane bylane... Frustrated...



Then i dont even cross another kilometer and i see "Valentino Rossi" racing towards me in the mirror... sitting pillion is his ever hugging girlfriend/wife who in this daring cavalier way of his driving is still smiling and giggling (reminds me of morgan freeman on the smile machine from Holy Man)... little does she fathom the dangers "Mr. Rossi" poses for her on our "safe" roads... I saw this happen just last evening... and umpteen times before... Frustrated... still i pray for those pillion drivers lives and the drivers alike...



Not the least but i have to mention the proud politicians... Who; for their supporters (read vote bank) have created a pedestrian crossing signal every 20 meters on the world bank funded JVLR.... how thankful for them that they don't need to walk an extra 20 meters to cross the road... oh the plight of the feet... mercy to the supporters... and merci to politicians... Frustrated... that i use my brakes more than my accelerator for the whole stretch...



I would love to go on but, i chose to keep some frustration back for myself and vent it at later posts...
For now... i shall enjoy the road-revelers over the weekend...
Cheers...

2 comments:

  1. aabe .. train use kar na fir .. itna prblm hai toh... :)

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