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Tired of traffic jams to school, 8-year-old writes to PM

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 October 2015, 21:37 IST

Every day, most of us who reside in urban areas encounter nasty traffic jams. However, not many of us would take up the matter to the government itself. But eight-year-old Abhinav from Bengaluru did just that.

According to a TOI report, he mailed the Prime Minister's Office explaining the daily hassle that he and his fellow north western Bengalureans face while travelling through a key junction.

In the letter, the boy says how it takes him 45 mins to travel from his home to his school in Yeshwantur which is just 3 kms away. The root cause for all the traffic pileups is the under-construction flyover near a railway crossing in the Outer Ring Road, near Goraguntepalya junction, observes the class III student.

The boy seems to have even figured out the reason the under-construction flyover is lagging behind schedule; the defence authorities had delayed giving sanctions.

And it looks like the PMO does read e-mails because they took note of Abhinav's letter and sent him a reply saying that they have ordered the railway authorities to look into the matter.

Moral of the story? No harm in trying. And eight-year-old kids these days are far more proactive.

First published: 14 October 2015, 21:37 IST
 
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