There is no denying that in saying that, the increase in traffic and pollution has become a major problem. So many solutions have given to solve it. And one such Solution is that to raise the petrol price. As far as it is concerned to me, I strongly disagree with this statement due to following written arguments.
The first and foremost reason is that increase in petrol price would surely affect the pocket of common man. Because petrol is one of their basic needs.To illustrate, it is evident that, every common man need petrol to run their vehicles to go to work, school, college, and other places. So, if the government would increase the price, even then everyone has to buy it by ignoring their expenditures. So, ultimately, it affects the budget of poor ones.
Another reason is that increase in the price of petrol will lead to raising the cost of other household items. To clear my point of view, I would like to cite an example, that petrol has become a basic need of everyone. A rise in petrol price would affect the cost of products. Because of rising in petrol cost, companies would increase the product price in order to meet the extra cost.
To reduce the traffic, a government must reduce the price of public transportation. For Example, If the government provides cheap and best transportation to the public then surely the traffic problems are reduced to some extent.This step of government promotes the public to leave their private cars at home.Public feel more satisfied and comfortable with this cheap service and prefer public transportation as compared to private transportation. So this step of government will reduce traffic on the roads to some extent.
However, it is also argued by some people that it is a good idea to control the traffic and pollution by increasing the fuel price. For example, in many Arab countries, it has been noted that the rise in petrol price controls the traffic and pollution to a greater extent.
Apart from that, to reduce the traffic congestion problem and pollution government should install that spare parts in bikes, motors as well as in cars that creates less pollution.Moreover, it is a duty of an individual to clean the environment and make pollution free. For this, it is necessary every individual do service of their vehicles at a proper time.So these steps must prove helpful to reduce traffic congestions problems and control pollution.
In conclusion, taking this point into consideration from a person without a shadow of a doubt, I restate that I strongly disagree with this notion. But I would like to suggest that instead of increasing the fuel price, the government has to take some alternative steps to tackle the issue.