“You can't understand a city without using its public transportation system.”

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The latest urban air quality database released by the World Health Organization (WHO) says that India ranks among the world's worst for its polluted air. Out of the 20 most polluted cities in the world, 13 are in India. According to the recent studies, this is the predominant cause of sevral respiratory diseases like lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and emphysema. One of the greatest reason behind air pollution in India is our transport system. In today's economically rising cities like Mumbai, people tend to live luxurious lifestyle where they like to flaunt their lavish and expensive way of living. Having one's own vehicle is known as a standard symbol of their splendid lifestyle. According to the Transportation research board of India, Registered Motor Vehicles in India as on 31.03. 2015. The total number of registered motor vehicles in India was 210023289 from which 1,70,000 were from Mumbai. 

In devloping country like India, goverment provides a frequent and satisfactory transportation to their citizens in minimal cost. These transportations includes train, bus, monorails, metro, etc. So people should understand that instead of travelling by their private vehicle'sey can use any public tranportations to reach their destinations. This may come with sevral benifits, which are as follows:-

  • SOCIAL
  1. Helps foster a sense of community. For example, people travelling together are more likely to feel a community connection than those travelling in cars in isolation.
  2. Encourages people to have a more active healthy lifestyle, particularly if they are walking or cycling to their station or stop.
  3. Encourages people to have a more active healthy lifestyle, particularly if they are walking or cycling to their station or stop.
  4. Provides accessible transport for people regardless of demographics such as income or age.

 

  •  ECONOMICAL
  1. Travel is cheaper than owning and operating a private vehicle.
  2. Reduces the need for building vast car parks on valuable land that could have otherwise been used as highly prized office or retail space.
  3. Reduces reliance on rapidly decreasing oil supplies.Reduces reliance on rapidly decreasing oil supplies.

 

  • ENVIROMENTAL
  1. Reduces pollution and road congestion - the more people who travel by train, tram or bus, the fewer cars on the road.
  2. Requires less land use than road infrastructure.

Dont let our future generations grow up in smoke.

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