It is indubitable that transport congestion is a growing anxiety in many parts of the world.
order to mitigate
problem, some suggest that roads should be fabricated. Others,
, believe that public transportation,
as trains and metro lines should be constructed. Both of these methods will be analysed below.
, personally side with the latter view.
On the one hand, expanding the route network could naturally ease transit jams. Obviously, more and more private vehicles would be accommodated and commute time would reduce.
be good from the economic perspective. The cost of track construction would be much lower than that of underground lines. The money
saved can be used for other key sectors,
as health care and education.
On the other hand
, construction of mega rail systems is a more effective method to improve traffic conditions. There are compelling evidences to support the investment in
countries where subway systems have been made up to standardize, the number of private vehicles has come down. Trains can carry a much larger number of passengers than any other form of transport.
, city dwellers can save time and
money on travelling expenses.
, in New Delhi, many people now prefer to travel by Metros rather than their private vehicles because of the comfort and the quality.
I personally believe that in places where the budget of the governments is constrained, a combination of both approaches is needed.
, in India, the road networks are being expanded in almost all places, but subway lines are
being added slowly and steadily in many cities.
the foreseeable future, the expanded road networks are
going to prove inadequate, and so subway lines would remain the only solution.
To conclude, both methods discussed above can provide relief on our traffic congestion.
, it is my opinion that the method to build trains and subways, makes more sense in the long run.