I live in Mogappair and to get to my college bus it is nearly a twenty minute walk. My college bus only comes to certain stops on the main road and since the roads to my house are quite narrow and because it is a residential area there is no public transport. I should either get an auto or walk all the way to the bus stop. There used to be many times where I have missed the bus because of this reason. Then my friends nearby and I used to share the cost for the auto rickshaw, still it became an expensive factor because everyday we had to shed out ten to fifteen rupees for the auto fellows who charge a bomb when a person is in hurry and has no time to argue. Especially in summer where walking in the sun is a horrible option and it drains out anyone which used to result in less concentration level in individuals.
Recently I came across this article where they are going to launch public transport to colonies which has more than hundred families. This will be really helpful as it will cut down the expenses by a huge factor. If I have to spend at least three hundred rupees per month then imagine how much my family needs to spend just to travel from our house to the main road. This is a huge problem to a lot other families in my neighborhood and not everyone can afford to spend so much and it will be helpful to save that amount of money to something useful.
The article had stated that there is a demand for public transport from many residential area and the mode of transport and the area of operation will be decided only after a proper investigation. They will allow public transportation in these areas after checking the feasibility of operation over there. The roads in these areas are quite narrow and the normal buses cannot be maneuvered around there and also if busses do operate they will create traffic blocks. Earlier in the 1980’s there was a concept of mini buses to operate in the residential area probably they will bring out that system. The timings of operation and the routes will also be decided checking on the amount of traffic flow and the population density in those routes. The public transportation vehicles will also have very limited number of stops to reduce the traffic blockage and will operate only at specific timings. The idea behind this is to help the consumers and not to create traffic blocks and burden them. These kinds of operations are being operated in certain areas from the recommendation of MPs and MLAs and hopefully it will start operations in other areas as well pretty soon.
Many consumers will be benefitted by this and a lot of consumers have been appealing for this kind of a system to come up for a very long time. It will definitely put consumers like us at ease and reduce the cost factor for travel greatly.