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25.12.2019 Regional News

Accra Records Hectic Traffic Before Christmas

Accra Records Hectic Traffic Before Christmas
LISTEN DEC 25, 2019

Have you ever imagined the stress one goes through routinely when Christmas is approaching? The vehicular traffic one encounters in Accra is so massive to the extent that, going to work or town has been a very painful thing for both residents and visitors in Accra.

But have you ever wondered the gridlock on almost all the major roads in Accra such as the Pokuase highway through Achimota to Accra, the Kasoa highway through Mallam Junction to Kwame Nkrumah Circle, Lapaz Highway through Accra Mall to Madina.?

Have you ever wonder why Accra becomes so crowded whenever the season of Christmas is due? Superstitiously, it is believed that ghosts add up making the number increases so rapidly.

A drive from Adentan through 37 to Accra in the morning and evening on a daily basis which should ordinarily take an hour has now extended to 3hours.

A 5 minutes’ drive from Legon to Shiashie will now exceed 1 hour being very dreadfully slow and unmoving

Despite managing to reach your destination being it work, market or town after been staked in the hectic traffic another major problem is the human traffic.

This is the situation where you see people pushing and shouting at one another just to pave a way through thick human traffic.

And no to talk of the disgusting odour that comes from some passengers and trotro mates especially during the hot scorch afternoon.

While drivers and passengers’ struggles through the hectic traffic during this festive occasion, one way or the other, Uber drivers also become beneficiaries of it.

The reason being is that Uber usually surges higher during this festive occasion. With fewer drivers on the roads and demand at such a high, drivers usually earn more money on fewer rides due to the massive traffic. The massive the cars get stacked in traffic the more the money goes up.

---Kingdom 107.7 FM