Opposition MP Dr Amery Browne has called on the new Transport Minister Devant Maharaj and Works Minister Jack Warner to apologise to citizens for the unprecedented traffic gridlock from Port-of-Spain to Chaguaramas yesterday. From early yesterday there was a massive traffic jam from the Audrey Jeffers Highway in Port-of-Spain to Chaguaramas as the Red Bull Flugtag was staged in T&T for the first time.
Dr Browne, MP for Diego Martin Central, said many of his constituents called him "to express their distress at the intractable traffic situation in west Trinidad".
Browne said: "In the face of a predictable challenge, once again those responsible for traffic planning and management have failed in their duty to make things better for our citizens." Browne said residents of Diego Martin and Carenage "were forced to spend way too many hours in traffic" because of the poor traffic arrangements for the event. He then called on the Minister of Transport "to apologise to those citizens for his failure in this regard." "The Minister of Works may wish to respond as well, as he still seems to feel that the Transport portfolio is his to comment on," Browne added.