Public transport has been underrated for a really long time in our city. However, in the light of current events, where people who travel by their personal vehicles can be seen standing in long queues at gas stations (courtesy the ban on Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes) fighting for change amount, it seems the best time to ditch our vehicles and enjoy our huge public transport system. Today on public transport Day we bring to you reasons for which you can be thankful to public transport in the city.
1.Metro – Jaipur metro has come as a boon to Jaipurites. Jaipur is the sixth city in India to have the facility of metro train. The traffic has eased a lot since the introduction of metro. It has become a lot easier for people to travel to the city. The first phase of metro covers the route from Mansarovar to Chandpole Bazaar, which has definitely made the transport on such a busy route, very fast and easy. Not to forget the metro has also added a lot to our city’s infrastructure.
2. Low Floor Buses – Low floor buses are another example of comfortable and cost effective public transport in the city, with the fares starting from Rs. 7. There was a time when travelling in buses used to look like a pain to people however not anymore. Low floor buses in Jaipur have changed the complete scenario. The comfortable seating and a wide network both are an amazing example of excellent public transport system.
3. E-rickshaw – No more would people of Jaipur want to travel in the old city in their own vehicles, reason being the slow moving traffic and no space for parking. In such times e-rickshaws come for your rescue. The very cheaply priced rickshaw can easily get you from point of the old city to another in minutes. The view that you get while travelling in them is an added bonus.
4. Cycle Rickshaw – Well, Cycle rickshaws have been our public transport partners since ages. We cannot forget that it is the easiest transport system that we can have when we need to travel short distances.
5. Auto Rickshaw – If we need to mention the most used public transport system in Jaipur it will definitely be auto rickshaws. You can find these rickshaws anywhere in the city at any time of the day. They are your 24/7 travel companion.
We are sure this piece of information is the biggest need of the hour. Happy Public Transport Day.