Public transport owners cut their vehicles in half after government decision
After a series of comedy of errors, Chapasthan has come up with another revolutionary idea: only half the fleet of any public transport will be allowed to ply the roads to tackle the spread of Covid-22.
"Halving the number of public transport will not only limit the Covid-22 spread, but also reduce traffic congestion by 50 percent. We are geniuses. It will also mean that every bad thing, including corruption and bribery, will also be halved. In other words, our standard of life will improve by half," a transport ministry spokesperson explained while people wondered what "half" actually meant.
Owners of public transport fleets, however, were not geniuses like the high government officials. They did not know what halving their fleets meant. So, they decided to go the literal route and cut their vehicles into half.
"We respect our minister's decision. So, we cut our cars into half. We don't know whether our car will function as before or not, but we know for sure that the minister is right and his decision will be fruitful. Now, our half cars look good and it seems that it will consume half the energy and take up half the parking space," a driver of a half-bus said.
The half transport rule has caught the attention of half the population. Some people are debating the pros and cons of the decision while others are still wondering what it actually means.
Teachers are asking their students to submit an assignment on the rule, focusing on its definition and explanation, reasons behind the historical decision, how it affects commuters and, of course, the merits of this decision.
After the submission of assignments, institutes plan to publish their research papers on it.
Chandu, a law-abiding citizen and a netizen, said, "That's it. Our country is on the verge of becoming the most prolific tech-based country in the world. If you don't believe it, just see the results. We are planning to allow half cars at full capacity while many developed countries are struggling to run a full car at half capacity. Prepare to say goodbye to traffic jams."
The minister was unhappy because people, especially transport owners, did not understand his set of easy directives.
"What will we do with these illiterate people? How will they operate a half car? How did they not get my point? My point was clear. There was nothing confusing in my statement. Next time I will bring a translator with me so that he can translate my easy speech into your stupid local dialects," he fumed.
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