ISLAMABAD - The incessant movement of ‘VIPs’ in the city is playing a big role in creating traffic chaos in the twin cities and testing the patience of already perturbed commuters.
On any given day, the preferential treatment being given out to these important personalities is resulting in roadblocks and large queues of vehicles at busy junctions.
“VIP movements have become a bane for city motorists. Irrespective of the nature of emergencies, commuters are left in a limbo for more than half an hour at times and it takes hours for this chaos to clear,” an incensed motorist, Adeel Arshad, complained. VIPs also insist on going through the arterial roads on the pretext that they should be allowed to follow the shortest possible route.
“If VIPs have to be given preferential treatment, why don’t they follow the routes that have relatively less traffic? That way they can reach their destinations faster without having to trouble ordinary citizens,” Hina Badar, an office worker opined.