In The Arunachal Times, dated 31 July, 2019, there were two important news items for the welfare of the society.
The first one was headlined ‘Home dept seeks inputs on banning of PUBG’. The game should be immediately banned as recommended and demanded by the APWWS. The game is spreading like poison, affecting the whole society, particularly school students who are the future of the nation.
It is commonly seen that youngsters and students are busy with the game and have forgotten all about their surroundings and their duties. It is a very serious issue, and the government has taken a very good step through the home department, and PUBG should be banned immediately.
In the same issue, there was a letter in the readers’ forum from one P Apal on the PUBG addiction.
The second news was headlined ‘SP requests PWD to restore, construct roads, bridges in capital’ to ease traffic congestion.
Capital SP Tumme Amo rightly said that crores of rupees are wasted on wear and tear of vehicles, expense of POL, and wastage of time and man days which affect the whole society and the government’s works.
The main effect of traffic jams is air pollution due to vehicles crawling from Chandranagar in Itanagar to the Essar petrol depot in Naharlagun, which may cause many critical diseases of the eyes, lungs, the digestive system, the heart and the brain.
The NOXs, SOXs, CO, SPM, smoke and dust mainly affect children’s health. The NHDCL may construct flyovers over the road in Ganga, from RK Mission Hospital to Akashdeep Market, at Bank Tinali in Itanagar, and from G Extension to D Sector in Naharlagun, which will not only minimize traffic jams but also save time, health and wealth of the public, and government expenses. The NHDCL and the highway department may take such initiatives for the welfare of the public and to save the environment of the twin towns.
Dr LR Bhuyan,