If during 1983-2009, the economic cost of the war was astronomical and reduced economic growth, productivity and development, traffic congestion in urban centers in Sri Lanka is the next big killer of the economy and needs to be addressed by policy planners. The more vehicles on the roads (cars, three-wheelers and motorcycles and not buses), the bigger the impact on the economy! Increased, affordable and comfortable public transport is the only answer to the traffic chaos in the city.
Sri Lanka can do a lot @ a fraction of the cost! Provided the heat, emissions and dust managed well…by way of tree shaded cycling paths, showers at offices, promoting EVs and the likes. And […]