Friday, October 26, 2007

Minister Jam

There have been so many times, where I have been caught stranded in the middle of the road in the traffic jam, waiting for some ministers to cross. I kind of call them "minister Jams".

But I was wondering if there is any rule which says that ministers should be given the first preferences on the road or it is just power that they use for their comfort. I do understand that ministers time is more important than my time so in a way giving some preference to him might be justified, but I always wonder the fate of those ambulances which get caught in this so called Minister Jam.

I distinctly remember that sometime back when I had done the interview of traffic policeman, he had pointed out the pain and the tension they have to undergo when ministers come. Not only they have to hear all the grumblings of people, but a single mistake is like great sin.

So thinking if there are any such rules, of clearing roads for politicians, or whatever? Tried to Google, but I dont know right terms to search for this, it gives all kinds of hits. Does anyone have any idea?


Alistair D'souza said...

I don't think there are any rules on ministers getting right of way... and I don't think ministers time is more imp... we just come up will all these things and ppl start to believe thats the way...

PritS said...

There is no rule as such. But I guess there are rules for allowing traffic redirections and checks when a state guest passes a road.

May be in the early times people did it owing to their respect for our leaders. And now the leaders take it as their right.