In this burning hot weather, everyone likes to be under the fan or AC. I am sure you also try to avoid going outside. But of- course you cannot side-line your daily routine work such as going to office, picking up children from school etc.
There is always a huge traffic jam in the afternoon when all the children have their dismissal at the same timing. Who to be blamed the bad parking system, narrow road, auto rickshaw that stops on the middle of the road to take their passengers etc.
Whatever it is but one thing we all know that it is very irritating when you get stuck in the traffic jam and the burning sun is above you.
These days when children are exposed to sunlight for long duration because of the traffic after their school; they suffer from dehydration, diarrhoea and other health problems.
Prakash Nath Mishra, Patna traffic superintendent of police held a meeting with the city schools on to the steps to be taken to manage the traffic as most of the schools have the same timing which causes traffic jams when they get over.
The principals of Loyola High School, Baldwin School, Ishan International School, St. Pauls School, Litera Valley School, St. Karen’s High School, all the DAV schools, Kendriya Vidyalaya, RPS School, St Xavier’s School, SP Vidyapeeth School, St Dominic Savio School, Christ Church School and Holy Faith School, St. Joseph School, St. Michael’s School, Don Bosco School, Mount Carmel School participated in the meeting.
A letter was sent by Mr Mishra earlier to various school authorities to adjust their timings so that the pressure on the city roads could be managed once schools get over.
All the schools appreciated the move to change their timings and traffic SP also asked the schools to change their holiday dates so that traffic pressure could be eased.
School authorities have appreciated the suggestion, said this is difficult but they assured they will certainly give it a thought.
Six schools that are located on the Bypass have already changed their timings. These schools were also given ‘red roses’ for their efforts. Due to change in timing of the six schools, traffic has been controlled, as per the media reports.
All schools have also been asked to arrange drinking water in school buses and it has been made mandatory to have fire extinguishers in the buses added the traffic SP.