Rush hours


“Time is money”, goes the old adage. The worst thing that one can do with time is to waste. All over Lahore, rush hour rather rush hours are an absolute nightmare. Traffic moves at a snail’s pace and tests every driver and passenger’s patience. Tempers run high and tension is palpable during traffic jams. Ambulances get stuck in the traffic and school vans with children are also trapped. Citizens face immense problems in reaching their destinations and they have to take detours. Since the initiation of Rapid Bus Transit project, Jail Road remains choked all afternoon. Being a college student, I have a tough routine and on top of that my time is wasted due to traffic jams. If indeed time is money, then the victims of traffic jams are vulnerable to poverty as precious time ticks away while waiting for the smooth flow of traffic.