Essays Volume 8 Part 3

Essay Volume 8 Part 3 Topic 297-EV8P2T297

Traffic and housing problems in major cities could be solved by moving large companies and factories and their employees to the countryside. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. You should write at least 250 words.

These days with increasing urban populations, there are major problems with congestion and not only the price but also availability of accommodation in large cities of the world. It seems that one possible solution could be to relocate large companies and factories as well as their respective employees out of these urban areas and into more rural ones. I strongly agree that this would have a positive effect in making cities more livable.

To begin with, the traffic problem in cities doesn’t only exist from commuting employees, but also the general public travelling around the city. While this may be a fact, if the number of worker’s vehicles is reduced on city streets, a large percentage of traffic will obviously decline in rush hours. For example, peak hour traffic is undoubtedly made up largely of staff from companies going to and from home.

Secondly, in regards to housing problems, populations will always continue to grow in cities and therefore inadvertently decrease the number of cheap and available apartments. This is certainly obvious, however, a large proportion of these apartments are occupied by employees from large firms and their families. If this workforce is relocated to housing estates in the country, city apartment blocks will fall in price and certainly increase in availability.

In conclusion, by relocating workers to rural areas to work and reside, heavy traffic conditions and lack of adequate accommodation in city centres will obviously change for the better. As far as I’m concerned, I agree that the government should enforce such a law in order to increase our standard of living in our hectic city life.

Alternative Answer:

In this era of increased urbanisation, there persists a drastic problem of unavailability of accommodation in large cities. The traffic condition in these cities is also unbearable and a lot of commuters suffer from this problem every day. This is probably due to two facts – capitalised industries which ruined a major part of the premises and a massive number of cars running on the streets. I completely agree with the opinion that relocation of selective large companies and employees to rural areas can be a trademark which alternatively can thrive the desired effect in making cities viable.

Firstly, traffic has drawn a major concern for commuting employees and general public travelling around the city. Being able to decline the number of vehicles, in turn, would reduce and cremate this issue in an obvious manner. For instance, peak traffic hours are always inclined to staffs from companies coming and going from home.

Secondly, housing problems would grow in big cities and in return will lead to the lack of living places, even for job holders. Apartments are mainly occupied by large firms and their families. The rent is increasing the ownership of lands and apartment has become limited among rich people only. If the work place is relocated to the country side, the price will fall down with a rise in availability of living places.

Third, there are many large companies that could be easily replaced in the country side instead of placing them in the middle of a city. If such companies re relocated, employees of these companies would also move to rural areas. This will in a way reduce the population in an area and will also create some job facilities for rural people.

In conclusion with the partial disintegration relocation would resolve the problem to certain extent. But more often likely, it is the government’s duty to bring up law and prosperity for further legitimate and to induce certain rules to bring a country free from hectic life style.


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