Movies always give ideas. I got one idea from the movie “The song of the sparrows”. I have seen it in Ernakulam public library as part of the regular screening of the film club there. In the movie the protagonist becomes a Motor Cycle Taxi driver.
In Iran (the place line in that movie-more precisely Tehran) it is a good way to make a living. Lot of Motor Cycle Taxis are there in the street as shown in the movie. Suddenly an idea struck to my mind. Motor Cycle Taxi are not seen in Kochi city.
Why don’t we have Motor Cycle Taxi in Kochi? You may think that it will increase the traffic. In a way you are right. But these taxis can use pocket roads which buses can’t. This will provide more employment. It will be of great use for old people especially for short distances.
I hate the supermacy of private buses in the city. They are real killers and I mean it. Motor Cycle Taxi license experiment can be done on a pilot basis. Now a days the bus fare is pretty high (of course there will be more hike in the near future!!). Number of vehicles increasing drastically.
Motor Cycle Taxis consume only less space on roads. You can reach office on time, if they are using pocket roads. It will take traffic off the main roads. But I am not saying that it will definitely reduce the traffic. I believe that there should be some alternatives for private buses, since their pride is uncontrollable.
If the traffic in kochi city to be reduced, at least pulleppady over bridge should be completed with out any delay. We can have Volvo luxury buses why don’t we have Motor Cycle Taxi.