Write about the following topic:
The traffic congestion has increased massively across the globe. The government has proposed a solution to raise the taxes to reduce the traffic jam. What is your view on this?
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. You should write 200-300 words.
As metropolitan cities are growing in the World so is the number of vehicles plying on roads. The traffic congestion is today’s modern world reality and it is getting even worse day by day. In spite numeral remedies, this inescapable condition is not looking to lower down in near future. But increasing taxes is not a viable solution. I don’t favor the government proposal to raise the taxes to reduce the traffic jam.
The congestion tax is a highly debated topic. Traffic congestion is one of the most challenging urban problems. But simply increasing taxes is not an effective solution to curb congestion. No one like traffic congestion and spending longer than usual time in reaching out to places where we want to. On top of this, the commuters are already bearing the expense of traveling in their private vehicles which include time cost, road tax, fuel tax, tolls etc. Instead, policy makers and the government should think broadly and implement new policies for traffic management and urban transportation system. The politicians will take such measures of “raising the taxes” as their agenda in the next elections.
A raise in tax will solve the problem but not much instead will harm poor people. Increasing tax will favor exempted vehicles and wealthier ones and the poor commuters will be at the disadvantage. Millions of people travel at peak hours, students head for schools and colleges, people make way to their work so charging extra money would not be favored by the people and will bring resentment among the residents. The government should think of more effective solutions like using technology to make the best use of roads, promoting car pool and implement urban transportation policies.
To conclude, there is a need for social and political willingness to accept this reality and work to improve traffic congestion.