The people living on Beach Road strongly protest due to the traffic problem, which has made their lives miserable. One Beach Road was one-way road but now two-way road has been made here, the load of traffic has also been increased.
These changes were made only last Saturday. These new changes have produced difficulties. Especially the students are facing great difficulties in crossing the roads because there are a number of schools on this road. Parents are also facing problems in picking and dropping there from schools. All the traffic South to North is passing from Beach these days. The residents have to wait a longtime to cross the road.
The Government authorities said that these changes have been introduced to make betterment in the traffic. When they heard the news of protest they paid no attention and expected it could be die down soon. They also refused to install any traffic signals or a Zebra crossing, or an overhead bridge. The Government said that they were monitoring the situation and hoped that the situation would become normal again as the people of this area got used to the new reality.
The committee of the Beach Road associations is arranging a meeting to discover the way o fulfillment of their demands or to press the authorities for the cancellation of these new traffic arrangements.
We will have to wait and see where this situation leads to. The situation is under control and no incident has taken place yet. We hope that problems facing by the residents of Beach Road will be solved soon and peacefully.
- Protest —————- disapproval, to object
- Squeezed ————–exert pressure, to force
- Hitherto ————— until this time, up to now
- Inconvenient ———-causing trouble, difficulty
- Inhabitants ———— person who lives in a place
- Monitor —————-person or device for checking, watch closely
- Install ——————-place in position
- Die down ————— become fewer
- Pedestrian ————– person who goes on feet
QUESTION AND ANSWERS
Q.1 Why are the residents of Beach Road protesting against the new traffic arrangements?
Ans. The residents of Beach road are protesting against the new traffic arrangements because they were facing great difficulties due to them. This road used to be one-way and there was very light traffic on this road. Now the situation has become completely changed. It has been turned into two-way road and heavy traffic is passing from here.
Q.2 Why are parents and their children facing problems in picking and dropping?
Ans. There are many schools on this road. Parents are facing problems in parking. The students are having great difficulties in parking. The students are getting late for schools. It has also become very risky for the younger students to go to their schools.
Q.3 What are the reasons that authorities are not paying any attention to the citizens?
Ans. The authorities do not have any resources to provide any facility to the citizens. They have the opinion that the protest will be die down soon.
Q.4 What are the citizens doing for press there demands?
Ans. The citizens are doing their best to press for their demand. They are conducting meetings, processions, press conferences and sending their delegates to the concerned authorities.
Q.5 What evidence is there to show that the residents of Beach Road are against the new traffic arrangements?
Ans. The residents of Beach Road are against the new traffic arrangements and it is obvious due to their protest against it through holding meetings, processions, press conferences and sending their delegates to the concerned.
Q.6 What do you think the conclusion will be?
Ans. The conclusion will be the same it always happens in developing country like Pakistan. The authorities do no pay any attention to the citizens’ demands and protest. The officers consider themselves as master and people as their slaves.