India Railways & public transportation

by bhaskar janagani You Learn More From Failure Than From Success

Trains and buses are the principal modes of public transportation in India. For over 100 years and a half, of the Indian Railways has worked tirelessly to create inroads into remote areas in a bid to offer communication. Indian Railways is one of India's most effective networks that keeps the social, economic, cultural and political labyrinth of the nation together. These buses connect major cities. Adhering to the trains, buses are another selection for travelers. Buses carry over 90% of public transport in Indian cities. Most cities in India have minimum rail transportation and as such depend on buses, minivans, auto rickshaws, cycle rickshaws and taxicab for transport. 

Mumbai, Indias most wealthy city boasts of Indias most comprehensive suburb railroad network, carrying over 5 million passengers a day. Despite possessing a major network of trains, the people so exceeds the professional services that getting out and in from the trains is just nothing short of a miracle in peak hours. Yes, peak hour trains take more than double of the maximum design capacity of the trains. Which implies that many passengers are made to hang dangerously outside the train whilst those lucky to be inside are status 
back-to back packaged like a tin of sardines. 

Nevertheless, in a country where the per person income is approximately 750 bucks, the cost of public transportation can't be increased. This puts enormous pressure on the rail transport which is already staggering under of the load of reduced productivity and inflated costs. The same is the situation with the buses. Buses being upholstered with passengers have to negotiate extremely congested narrow streets. With no particular rights of way, they've to compete with every mixed array of other vehicles as well. Severe roadway congestion has slowed down most buses to every crawl during peak hours. The accelerated growth of Indias people has exerted enormous pressure on all of its transport systems. 

The increasing travel demand of its millions has put every strain on its already weak infrastructure and professional services. Plainly public transport is seriously compromised and screaming for attention. Public transportation in India needs to be privatised. Privatisation will certainly ease some of the financial burden. The government policies which have encouraged the producers of small vehicles have led to people unhappy with the public transportation system opting for personal cars. This has only increased of the burden on of the already congested roads. The authorities should create separate lanes on the road specifically for public transport so the buses do not have to negotiate all of the other vehicles as well. With lesser congestion and better speed of the professional services will get better. The introduction of sky buses might be another solution. This initiative that proposes to have several express buses on high driving routes could really help in easing of the pressure during peak hours.


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