In some cities and towns all over the world, the high volume of traffic is a problem. When we see this situation in light of our country, it focuses on rapid growth of urbanisation and also the industrialisation. None of this can be curbed as the industrialisation is the hope of our future and urbanisation is the crippled political outcome.
Once, whenever we spoke about the traffic problems, the core discussed was about the air pollution and sound pollution. Nonetheless, the pollution remained as it is giving way to the other problems. This is due to the growth in population and the growing need of the changing times. The life style has changed. The social and economic standards of the citizens changed. The craze among youth on new vehicles have grown rapidly. Even, elders who once used bicycles and went on foot, now interested in vehicles. Vehicles are the symbols of social estate.
We have been introducing several measures to curb the traffic. Governments have educated the masses enough to use the public transport for several years, yet, it yielded no results. The reasons behind are varied but the impact of the rapid growing traffic has become challenging. The growing accidents on highways during nights are alarming.
We engineered the bridges, introduced the speed breakers and signalled every corner, the highways are broadened, yet the problem is invincible. What can be done to improve this situation? Now, the goal is not in the court of the government alone. The citizens should also be alert and contribute a little as the growing traffics result in traffic jams resulting a heavy loss of time on roads. This results on the commerce and economy of the nation as the trade too gets hindered.

  1. What is the focus of the passage?
    a) Accidents
    b) Urbanisation
    c) Pollution
    d) Traffic and its effect
  2. What did the government educate the masses about?
    a) Growing accidents
    b) Need to use public transport
    c) Need to be cautious about pollution
    d) Growing industrialisation
  3. What is the cause of the high-volume traffic in light of the country ‘India’?
    a) Ruralisation and population
    b) Urbanisation and population.
    c) Ruralisation and industrialisation
    d) Urbanisation and industrialisation.
  4. What is the hope of the country?
    a) New Vehicles
    b) Industrialisation
    c) Commerce
    d) Air pollution
  5. Find out the synonym of the word ‘restraint’ from the given passage?
    a) Curb
    b) Hinder
    c) Rapidly
    d) Alarming

Answer key is appended at the end.

Contributed by: Smt Suneela Jyotsna, M.A,M.Ed.,NET,<br>( A Teacher, Blogger and Podcaster)
Contributed by: Smt Suneela Jyotsna, M.A,M.Ed.,NET,
( A Teacher, Blogger and Podcaster)

  1. Answer Key : 1.d 2. b 3.d 4.b 5.a

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