Monday, 3 October 2011

How Metro is changing Delhi's image - Rediff.com Business

Good cities have good public transport systems.
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Rrishi Raote and Priyanka Sharma

Good cities have good public transport systems. The easier it is to move around, without a car, the more mobile its citizens become, the more willing to look farther afield for opportunities for work and pleasure.

More open also means less insular and less judgmental. Until a few years ago, by any such measure, Delhi was a very bad city indeed.

Its state-run and private buses were overcrowded, ill-kept and uncomfortable, and then there were the user-unfriendly autos and black-and-yellow taxis. Whatever you chose, it was a forgettable experience. Women suffered the most.

Fisticuffs inside buses were common

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