Now that the chief minister himself has had a taste of how it feels to get stuck in the mess that is the traffic in the capital, he has finally come out all guns blazing against the civil and police administration over the situation. Hopefully, Pema Khandu now understands the plight of everyday commuters in the capital complex.
The VIPs with their sirens and carcades always have it easy, since they are not bound by traffic rules. Every time a VIP happens to be passing by, all they have to do is blow their ear-splitting sirens and the traffic policemen are prompt to clear a path through the traffic, now matter how dense it is; no matter that some of the commuters might be in a hurry, ferrying a patient to the hospital.
After cooling his heels in the traffic jam for some time, Khandu issued a statement expressing displeasure over the hardships faced by commuters for no fault of theirs. He has now directed the capital complex deputy commissioner and the SP to draw an airtight plan to ease the traffic congestion in Itanagar and Naharlagun. He at last sees what the commuters go through on a daily basis. It is perhaps poetic justice that the chief minister himself got stuck in the traffic for a change.