Saturday, December 11, 2010

Worst Traffic in All of South Asia! Told ya so!

An excerpt from the Gorkhapatra Daily:

" Kathmandu traffic has of late become, to put it mildly, absolutely murderous, so much so, that it has even been labeled the worst in South Asia and dangerous by international standards. According to a couple of Australian tourists visiting the country for the first time, it is even enough to give them a culture shock of sorts! 
The axiom "The state of the traffic reflects the state of that particular country" could not be truer than in the case of Kathmandu. The Kathmandu traffic has of late become some kind of a free for all, so much so that one begins to wonder if there are any traffic rules here at all or for that matter if there is a sane government at the helms of affairs. By any standards, the state of Kathmandu traffic should be enough to call for an alert if not an emergency. The situation is such that it has even proved to be a harrowing experience for Kathmanduites themselves just commuting from one place to another within city limits. The notorious drivers of microbuses who think they are taking part in the Grand Prix virtually take the prize not only for rash driving but also for the highest rate of accidents. 

Get the full story sans photo (darn):

Nightmare on Every Street; Kathmandu 

And now for something inspirational...if you haven't already seen this video... 

One Less Broken Heart in the World

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