Friday, December 07, 2012

Public Transport - Developed Country

A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It's where the rich use public transport.
- Gustavo Petro, Mayor of Bogota

I am not sure, how many people really understood this quote. In India, whenever somebody talks about equality among the people, most of the time, they mean, bringing down the rich people to the level of the poor, rather than developing poor people to the level of the rich.

In this case, socialists/communist people think this as, banning all the private vehicles and forcing everyone to use public transport. But, that is not the meaning of this.

In a developed country, the public transport is as friendly as private transport. That's why, even rich people would prefer to use public transport, since it saves lot of money and time. If the public transport is pathetic, then even poor people would have to buy their own vehicles for better transport.

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