Thursday, June 14, 2012

Saving Petrol/pollution?






                                         (Image courtesy Google)
Using SmartMumbaikar You can share auto-rick,taxi,car,bike with your facebook friends & friends of friends! 
Save money even if Petrol price, autorickshaw and bus fare are hiked!,Reduce traffic jam & pollution in Mumbai!

http://smartmumbaikar.com/

I found this to be a very good initiative. Wish other cities, also will take it up soon.
And my dear Hyderabadis will adopt it  too, for my convenience and saving the petrol/diesel.

Hope this succeeds.

33 comments:

  1. yes that is very correct in countries like ours, which is very populated! But maybe India has more noise pollutants from their vehicles as i noticed that drivers already start pressing the horns as soon as they touch their wheels, hahaha! I've been to Chennai and Ooty. Thanks also for visiting my post.

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  2. You mean car pooling? That is a very good idea. But, during my last visit, I saw small cars had at least 8 people in it. I have a picture of a motor cycle (taken in Bangalore) with a man and a woman (assume husband and wife) and 4 children. None of the six had any helmet. Very unsafe.

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  3. Trust us , Indian people to be positive and economical about everything. :-)

    8 people is pretty drastic, but all of them do not mind, why not:-)

    Of-course safety should be a criteria, and once it becomes a routine of , car pool(auto pool), the authorities will wake up, to clamp some vague rules.

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  4. That’s very smart and reliable idea! I too wish everyone follows this method to save self and society from the hike of price and pollution! Thanks for sharing dear.

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  5. Welcome here Andrea,

    I am glad you visited our country.

    Indians are very uniform at least in one respct, our entire country loves noise, and like to show their rage by using horn. Very same people will abide by laws in other countries, but here, no one cares!

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  6. read that, nice one. but i think metro rail is a better option. it's fast, convenient, cheap, comfortable and it's cool :)

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  7. Debajyoti, I agree.

    Most of the cities do not have it yet, and even then, this sharing will be convenient. We already have cheap, share autos- which play havoc in suburban areas. :-)

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  8. Thats a nice initiative. Hope every other cities follow it. In Bangalore; lot of people drive a car all for themselves. They should carpool

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  9. Nice idea

    thanks for sharing

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  10. @Insignia:
    @ Krishna:, Welcome here and thanks.

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  11. Mumbai anyone takes its local trains and buses seriously. And taxi/ auto sharing has been going on since ages for eg. from Churchgate to Nariman Point. In Bangalore, many office goers are trying car pooling, and we are eagerly awaiting metro connectivity as well.

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  12. I agree Archana, Mumbai is always an example for many things. In other cities, it is slowly catching up.

    While we were in service, most of us, who had cars, used to collect as many people as possible and ferry around. ( without charging ofcourse.).It was kind of expected in our circles.

    Another good point in being a middle class, we always try to cut costs.:-)

    It is a drop in the ocean, but every drop counts.

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  13. yes thats a good idea, but Indians have a lot of vanity and ego..otherwise travelling alone is such a national wastage.

    BTW you blog never updates in my list , dont know why?

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  14. Thanks Renu ! Rightly said!

    About blog updates, I really do not understand!
    Others too have reported the same.

    I will try to surf the net and fix it soon.

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  15. This is a good idea and am not able to believe that it is done here, in India. This will be nice if everyone follows. Even in my house!

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  16. It is true. Here, in our temporary home of Seoul, public transportation- subway and buses are excellent and is the way of life for most of the population. Yes, they are bursting with people during peak hours (just like in India) but they do arrive on dot! (and there is an app to track your bus/subway timings) and not to mention that they are cheap.

    But i still see a lot of people using private cars, driving by themselves while checking directions on the cellphone though the traffic is horrendous and petrol is not cheap; I guess this is a universal problem and people have to realize their consequence to change themselves and the world.

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  17. Welcome here Meoww!

    Tanks for your comment.

    In India, we have a long way to go , before streamlining the public transport. Delhi, Mumbai have done some good development.
    Many more cities are trying.
    Seoul is leagues ahead.

    Unless awareness, and thoughtfulness for future is kindled this
    wastage will persist.

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  18. Good idea. Here in the US they have special lanes on the highway for people who carpool. There is hardly any traffic in those lanes and people can get to work and home faster. I wish Indian cities also educate people on the joys of carpooling.

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  19. Welcome here Gayatri.
    yes, I saw it in Washington!

    It will come here too , I suppose. But after some decades.:-)

    BTW, You look beautiful.

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  20. Car-pooling is a great way when trying to save gas ---and keep less cars off of the roads.. Here in the USA, some companies provide big vans for pick-up in certain areas. Other cities have a special lane for people to use, if they car-pool. This lane is faster --and that encourages people to car-pool --and then use it.

    We drive a Toyota Prius which is a hybrid car and gets about 53 miles per gallon. That helps us ---plus the fact that driving slower gives you better gas mileage...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  21. I agree Betsy!
    US has a lot of initiatives to off-set the volume of gas used by the country.The awareness level of public is amazing.

    In developing countries, esp. India, the rush hour is mind boggling.
    Number of cars have increased ,only in the last decade.But awareness has not cought up yet.

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  22. I think the idea has caught up as of now.

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  23. Hi, Since I don't have your email address, I can't email you... SO--I'll leave another message on here for you. You are welcome to use some of the things on my sidebar. Enjoy!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  24. Thanks Betsy. I have sent an E-mail .

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  25. That's a cool idea. I remember reading about being able to use fb to decide who to sit next to on flights.

    Sharing taxis and autos is a super-cool idea. Has it taken off well?

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  26. Hi Divya,
    I think in Mumbai it might be working. But in a small scale.

    Funnily, all over suburban and rural India, people do share transport, be it buses, lorries, autos or carts!

    May be we can say, it has been always there, the to save petrol/money , by the masses.
    The classes have ego issues , so , it might take time.

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    1. Welcome here Magiceye! Thanks.

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  28. Yes, this is excellent. We have those share cars here in Melbourne also.

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    1. Welcome back Nick, good to get your comments.

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