September 27, 2010

Who is behind the price rise?

According to TOI survey indicating that Delhites were disillusioned with the Commonwealth Games, comes another with similar findings.
A Delhi-based think-tank, CMS Communication, recently surveyed 831 people in Delhi and NCR to know the problems they anticipate in the run-up to, and, during the Games.
The survey says Delhiites, already chafing under various restrictions introduced for the Games, fear price rise and traffic chaos will be the two major problems they will face in the coming days.
According to the survey, people apprehend that restrictions on the plying of goods vehicles in the capital could hit supply of essential commodities and could push up their prices. Nearly 43% of respondents feel the rise in prices of essential commodities will have a direct impact on the average household budget of a family.
Out of those surveyed, nearly 40% said commuting will be another major hassle. They foresee problems in commuting to office, chaos due to route diversions and difficulty in reaching railway stations and airports. In fact, the city is already facing traffic chaos due to the trial runs on CWG lanes.
Around 8% of the respondents said they feared that traffic regulations and security arrangements will affect the availability of emergency services, especially during the peak hours.
While a section of residents doubts whether the infrastructure projects which have come up across the capital will be of any use after the Games, 76% believe only the organizers and the government stand to benefit from holding the event and it doesn’t benefit the common man or sports persons.
Contrary to popular perception that a huge chunk of Delhiites would prefer to go out of the capital during the Games to escape ‘the madness’, the survey found that a majority of respondents (75%) will stay put in the city during the event.
However, only a minuscule 9% will watch the various events at the venues. Around 64% said they will watch the Games on TV in the comfort of their homes. Reason: for some comfort is a consideration (43%), while for others it is safety concerns (15%).
The respondents said roads (22%), green cover (16%) and new bus stops and foot over bridges (15%) will be of help to Delhiites after the Games.
Those surveyed responded face-to-face and online. While 78% respondents were from Delhi, 22% were from NCR — Gurgaon, Noida and Faridabad, according to CMS.
At last I would like to say that the rocket high inflation is the result of Commonwealth Games, because our govt has invested 300 billion (U$6.6 billion) behind games & This makes the 2010 Commonwealth Games the most expensive Commonwealth Games ever, being larger than the previous games in Melbourne 2006 (approx. US$ 1.1 billion). Do you know, from where the money is coming? It's known to every body that govt is using the public money in games.
I would like to rewind you the statement of Delhi CM Shila Dixit that " common men should pay for games & development" & result is in front of us, fuel price hike twice in a year & hike in fuel price is results the inflation.
What is the solution to inflation? It's nothing but boycott games & save India.


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