In a city where 83% of the daily commuters still commute via buses, cycles and walking, buses no longer
remain only a mode of transportation but become an indispensable part of their daily life. Buses are
undoubtedly the most efficient when it comes to connecting every nook and corner of the city, reducing
pollution and providing safe transport. However, there are other advantages of travelling in a bus that
are equally important but subtle.
Buses are one of the most socially active places in the city where people from all walks of life converge.
In a city where private vehicle ownership is growing rapidly and the internet culture is seeping through
every strata of the society making individuals increasingly lonelier, buses help us spend quality time with
People use this time in several ways like reading books and newspapers, talking to one another, doing
homework and sometimes even having their meals on the move. These things are hardly possible while
driving your own vehicle. All of you who have travelled on any route for an extended period of time
must know for sure how many a times you can make friends of the people you regularly meet in the
bus on a daily basis. Also, the experience of listening to the cricket match commentary or watching it on
your cell phone and being able to share it with all the people around is much more memorable.
And many times something as simple as seeing someone’s child smile at you in the bus can give your day
the perfect jumpstart or make you forget all the worries of the day past.
These are the kind of invaluable things that make local public transport such an integral part of our
modern urban society and for this very reason it’s essential that all effort is put forth to make public
transport better and bigger than before.