Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Delhiites should change behaviour before Commonwealth Games

So says the home minister. Of course we need to be more caring, follow the rules, cross roads only at the zebra crossing, not jump red lights, use the over bridge to cross the road, no jay walking.

Wait a minute, what over bridges should we use, where there are none, what bus shelter should commuters wait patiently when there are none, what non-working red lights should we not jump.

How is it that when the same delhiites travel abroad they respect all the rules. Is it the air that makes them obey the rules. No!. Its not even fear of the law that makes them, we do so because the infrastructure exists.

Infrastructure affects people's behavior. Take for example honking. delhiites honk. In fact some might even say we love to honk and despise us for the same. But it is the cramped infrastructure that made us develop this habit. I've lived in both phoenix and in new york. Can you guess where people are like us delhiites.

In phoenix, you hardly hear anyone honk. in fact it is considered rude to honk. Whereas in NY, honking is a way of life because of constant traffic

So dear home minister, please improve the infrastructer and we (collectively) shall improve our behavior

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