ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday November 4, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 23

Make it never on a Sunday

Fuel prices are skyrocketing. Drastic measures are needed to curb the unwanted use or wastage of fuel. One such measure should be to ban the use of private vehicles on Sundays. Public transport, taxis, three wheelers and motor cycles can be allowed to operate.

People should be encouraged to use the above modes of transport and keep their cars at home on Sundays. Public transport can be strengthened to meet the increased demand. Three wheel drivers who lament that they have very few hires on Sundays will also be able to look forward to better business.

These strict measures are adopted in some major cities of the world. The benefits accruing are two fold: Conserving the use of fuel and thus saving valuable foreign exchange for our country and reducing air pollution in the city, at least on a Sunday.

By P.P. Ranjan, Dehiwala

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