Some people believe governments should spend money on building train and Some people believe governments should spend money on building train and subway lines to reduce traffic congestion. Others think that building more and wider roads are the better way to reduce traffic congestion Discuss both views and give your opinion.
It is indubitable that traffic congestion is a growing anxiety in many parts of the world. In order to mitigate
this problem, some suggest that roads should be fabricated. Others, however, believe that public
transportation, such as trains and subway lines should be constructed. Both of these methods will be
analysed below. I, personally side with the latter view.
On the one hand, expanding the road network could naturally ease traffic jams. Obviously, more and
more private vehicles would be accommodated and commute time would reduce. This strategy would
also be good from the economic perspective also. The cost of road construction is much lower than that
of subway lines. The money thus saved can be used for other key sectors, such as healthcare and
On the other hand, construction of mega rail systems is a more effective method to improve traffic
condition. There are compelling evidences to support the investment in such public transportation. In
countries where subway systems have been made up to standard, the number of private vehicles has
come down. Trains can carry a much larger number of passengers than any other form of transport.
Additionally, city dwellers can save time and also money on traveling expenses. For instance, in New
Delhi, many people now prefer to travel by Metros rather than their private vehicles because of the
comfort and the quality.
I personally believe that in places where the budget of the governments is constrained, a combination of
both approaches is needed. For example, in India, the road networks are being expanded in almost all
places, but subways lines are also being added slowly and steadily in many cities. In the foreseeable
future, the expanded road networks are also going to prove inadequate, and so subway lines would
remain the only solution.
To conclude, both methods discussed above can provide relief on our traffic congestion. However, it is my
opinion that the method to build trains and subway makes more sense in the long run.