Monday, July 7, 2014

Message of Tallinn free public transport spreads to India

The Times of India: "As Chandigarh is a small city, having 114 sq. km area with a population of 11 lakh, a Metro would not be feasible as a considerable population of 20-40 lakhs is required for its effective operation. The only way to ease traffic congestion is a good public transport system. We should follow Singapore's example where around 65% commuters use public transportation. To check traffic congestion, we could look at Estonia. A small country has allowed free transport service to its citizens. Similarly about 70% of the Delhi has reportedly shifted to public transport. Why can't Chandigarh do that, where only 14% of the population is using the public transport?

S K Khosla, Chandigarh"

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