An article "Be petrowise" The price of crude oil in the international market has shot up to an all-time high. The government had no option but to increase the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG. Some tips to ponder on: The need of of the hour is strict conservation of precious oil. Extensive use of public transport must be made compulsory. V should seriously consider petrol rationing and pooling of vehicles in order to save fuel. Looking into alternatives for fuel too should be considered. Any other you can think of???
If you are living in a small city and you can cycle to work, that would be the best alternative. It will not only save you on petrol but also keep the city pollution free and give you great exercise. Shorter distances can be covered on foot. No need for public transport, too, in this case.
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Rationing of petrol will lead to blackmarketting and adulteration of the fuel. The government should concentrate more on providing frequent public transport services. In Mumbai people are starved of time because their place of work is very far away. Many spend more than 4 hours travelling( 2 hours either way) so in the evening few people have the patience to wait for the BEST bus. A little beyond Mumbai, the Bhayander-Virar belt witnesses a bond between the ST depot managers and the local rickshaw drivers. Even when the ST bus is full and the scheduled time is missed by 10-15 minutes the drivers or controllers are reluctant to leave the bus so many rush for the rickshaw. The bond was so stron at Naigaon station that the sole ST bus plying there was cancelled and people have to totally depend on private vehicles or autos. As my parents stay at Vasai and I have commuted from Vasai to Churchgate I have winessed this. Such tendencies should be dealt sternly. Next, hawkers peddling on the s