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Congested Roads Mean Return To Normalcy In Pakistan After Terror Attack On School

A bird's eye view of congested Jail Road in Lahore, Pakistan, from the overhead pedestrian bridge near Kinnaird College for Women.  (Arooj Khalid/YJI)
LAHORE, Pakistan – Today all the colleges, schools and universities finally opened after the temporary closure following the Taliban’s Dec. 16 terrorist attack on the school in Peshawar.

That meant a lot of traffic this morning as people were getting to school.

Jail Road in Lahore is one of the city’s most important avenues as it connects many important places. 

Many offices and hospitals are on the road, as well as Kinnaird College for Women, and slow-moving traffic causes jams.
Along Jail Road, there are several pedestrian bridges and traffic signals to control the flow of traffic and minimize jams.
The road carries heavy traffic all day, but it is especially busy during the times that schools and offices are opening in the morning.
Arooj Khalid is a Senior Reporter for Youth Journalism International.
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