Have you ever thought how chaotic the traffic scenario here in India is? Every day we encounter news related to road mishaps from across the country and situation does not seem to be improving at all – it just seems to get worse as the numbers on the roads rise – cars, trucks, tempos, bikes, bullock carts, rickshaws and what have you. Couple that with the inherently chaos-breeding Indian mind that obeys no rules and you have carnage in the making. Result: tens of thousands of people perish yearly. Industrialist Harsh Goenka, perhaps having suffered consequences of driving on Indian roads far too long, looked to have been easily impressed with what he saw in a Chinese video – discipline of the highest kind on a road there, even if it was of the avian kind..
Let’s delve a little longer on India to us spell out a few more negatives – it’s always a pleasure to scratch the hell out that itch even if it leaves us bleeding! Cities here, especially the metropolitan ones, are experiencing massive traffic congestion problem with each passing day. While a portion of this congestion is due to the rapid Urbanisation, the remaining credit goes to the so-called ‘hurry-prone’ citizens of the country. India leads the chart when it comes to not obeying the traffic rules. If you want to see some fast and furious action on the roads, you are in the right country. India is full of talent when it comes to traffic rule violation. Over-speeding, jumping red lights, wrong side driving are very common on the roads.
Now imagine a country where, forget about humans, even birds (in this case ducks) obey traffic rules! Yes, you heard right. Ducks! Chairman of RPG Enterprises Harsh Goenka shared an interesting video that shows 10,000 ducks systematically marching one after the other on a zebra crossing in Eastern China’s Zhejiang province.
Captioning the video, Goenka wrote: “10,000 ducks cross zebra crossing in such an orderly fashion. I’m sure the ducks are not Indian.”
10,000 ducks cross zebra crossing in such an orderly fashion. I’m sure the ducks are not Indian. pic.twitter.com/a3c4J9BxNS
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) December 5, 2016
India is incidentally the decisive destination if you want to see the wrecking-ball mentality at work. The country registers the highest number of road accidents in the world. As per experts, 80 per cent of the total road accidents that happen every year are because of the human error. No doubt, Indians are known for their high degree of patience when it comes to most the things, but when it comes to roads, they turn into fierce, expletive hurling demons! Now, how to turn all that temperamental temper into… birdbrains?!