Monday 18 January 2016



[This article must be read after going through this link:]

Odd & Even issue gone for the time being but the Government of Delhi has taken following concrete steps for lowering / controlling pollution:
  1. Issued 10000 new Auto Permits for the already super saturated roads of Delhi. Traffic woes have increased due to these additional Autos.
  2. Probably similar number of diesel buses.
  3. Indirectly forced public to buy additional cars to manage Odd & Even atrocity.

 Any person with an iota of brain can read between the lines. 

These steps are bound to contribute positively to increase pollution level in Delhi. Then why was it done? Odd & Even concept applied totally in an unscientific manner has been used as an excuse to reinforce the “Vote Bank” by giving guaranteed business to the Auto Drivers at the cost of the middle & upper class public. Ensured increased business to the Car dealers and the reasons for this can be explained by the Government of Delhi only. 

May God save the country from such unscrupulous and at the same time HONEST & TRANSPARENT politicians?

Monday 4 January 2016




Presently, our education system is based on ‘progressive’ western knowledge, science and technology. It is pertinent to bethink that this system was forced on us by a concerted effort of British colonizers after Lord Macaulay submitted his report to the British Crown in 1835.

Perhaps this is the reason why the line between literacy and education is blurred for us even after 68 years of independence. The system satisfies itself by terming a literate person as an educated person. The variable notion of ‘Literacy’ has only enabled us to vaguely image the Western system of education and import technology. This system of education has in fact made us a nation of “followers and mental slaves”. The present system hasn't been able to keep pace with the dynamic and diverse societal & technological needs of the country. Our education system has failed to make the nation walk on the path of progress and development.

Corrupt practices and lack of wisdom has led to the indiscriminate vertical integration of the imported technology and products. The follower’s society has failed to develop grass root technology and lack of drive to lead from the front has made our country heavily dependent on imported technology and products. These products include automobiles which are generally based on obsolete / inferior technology as per World Standards for emissions and having high swept volume engines. This coupled with MOST unscientifically designed / layout plans / quality of roads have IMPACTED / IMPACTING health of the people and environment seriously.

Our roads are not even designed to allow safe bicycle traffic and we are using these roads for big automobiles. Our roads in the capital are guarantee for traffic jams and accidents. Traffic jams are basically responsible for dangerous level of pollution and literally burning precious foreign exchange in the form of the fuel. Fuel available is also substandard in terms of the International standards. SCISSOR CROSSINGS, Pot holes, Broken Roads are common. No one is accountable, instead more and more funds are made available to keep spending on road repairing.

Motorists have no respect for the traffic rules but most of them have valid driving license. Is it a license to drive or license to kill? Are these licenses issued to cause traffic jams?

Strangely why has Government allowed the import of high swept volume cars particularly based on diesel engine technology? Is it really possible to buy these big expensive cars with white money?

Introduction of Odd & Even formula is worth appreciating. However it has been implemented without any scientific planning and ensuring comfortable public transport system. This is subjecting the common man to a great misery and loss of precious time. People are forced to spend more money and time for travelling. This will definitely affect work place productivity. This will also force people to buy second car to beat odd & even concept. Tourists and business persons from other states will find it difficult . This is likely to affect the business opportunities for these people.

Pollution can be controlled through:
  1. The guaranteed smooth flow of traffic 
  2. Motorists are disciplined in a very strict manner. Video speed cameras must be installed for ensuring this. Present corrupt practices won’t help. 
  3. Engineers are made accountable for bad quality of roads. No foreign visits to be allowed. Remember, if they can (developed Nations) why can’t we? 
  4. Large swept volume automobiles particularly based on diesel engine technology must not be allowed. Our roads aren't good enough to accommodate these big automobiles. Space is limited. 
  5. Strict emission norms and quality of fuel must be ensured at the earliest. 
  6. Allow import of IC engines meeting International emission norms only. 
  7. Promote electric / hybrid cars. 
  8. Expand Delhi Metro capacity, frequency and coverage with electric bus feeder service on war footing. 
  9. Increase green cover. 
Till then it is going to be all miseries for the people and advantage TSR drivers, Private bus operators and Automobile dealers. It looks like:


(Jumping out of the fire into the frying pan) 

This video gives an idea of a smooth flowing traffic without a Traffic Signal.

Introducing 10000 Auto Rickshaws (TSRs) & Private buses and enforcing Odd & Even formula in a “Mohammad Tuglaqee Andaaz” (acting without thinking) looks like ensuring business for TSR drivers, Private bus owners and Automobiles dealers rather than checking the pollution. What if this practice is shelved? What will happen to these TSRs? Will they be withdrawn? Are these auto-rickshaws meeting Bharat-VI / applicable emission standards? Pollution created by these additional TSRs will be equivalent to how many Bharat-IV cars? Will the purchase of second car really reduce the vehicular traffic and resultant pollution?