Friday, July 9, 2010

Traffic, Diversity, Chaos and Proof that God Exists!

4 comments:

Usha Pisharody said...

It would look like something out of a comedy, if we did not know this is for REAL. I've driven in Ahmedabad, when visiting my parents who were at Gandhinagar ,briefly, quite a few years ago. And I have experienced this chaos!

No words needed! True, God exists!!

Nice one, JP Sir :)

J P Joshi said...

Usha Pisharody: In the recent past, in India, I have driven in Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi and Chandigarh. Ahmedabad is unique - we can create a traffic jam at any cross road, and sometimes even on a straight road - because the guy driving on the wrong side of the divider has his headlight on, demanding right of way, and mind you the traffic cop is positioned not very far.

The gujjus sense of 'traffic cop not manning post' is very strong and God help you if you happen to be waiting for a red light to turn green.

Suresh M G said...

Dear Sir,

This is nothing when compared to traffic in Bangalore.

Suresh M.G.

J P Joshi said...

Suresh: I have lived in Bangalore - left Bangalore on 30th May this year, and know what you are talking about, BUT Ahmedabad is different - here we create traffic jams at cross roads, even when there is only one car going in each of the four directions. In Bangalore, most people know the system but tend to disregard it, out here, it is, "what system- is there a system"?