Comfort on roads

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Comfort on roads

In recent years, cabs have largely changed the way people commute in the City. They are easily accessible now more than ever.

 Moreover, they have become more convenient, comfortable and affordable.    If one looks around, one can find that there is a large section of people who hire cabs to avoid irate auto drivers, overcrowded buses or driving their own vehicles.

  Now that the cabs are GPS- enabled, one is assured of reaching his or her destination on time unharmed.

An increasing number of youngsters are travelling by cabs, instead of going by their own vehicles.

In such a scenario, they talk about how cabs are slowly replacing private and public transport and making commuting easier and less stressful.

Parking woes

Aamir Shariff, a BBM student from CMR Institute of Management Studies, says, “It’s not just traffic that is a problem but also the lack of parking space in the City. Finding a spot to park is very difficult and hence opting for a cab is the smartest and easy way out. Hiring a cab is not just convenient but also the right thing to do as it prevents drunken drivers from causing any harm. After a late night party, it is the easy and safe way out.”

Price factor 

Rabia Anjum, a second year PU student of Baldwin Women's Methodist College, feels that cabs are comfortable and affordable at the same time. “In terms of affordability, I pay the same amount for both a cab and an auto for a commute of 10 kilometres, sometimes even less when I take a cab.  There is no scope for the cab drivers to demand more money.

Also, cabs are safer as they are GPS-enabled, and can send instant updates to our parents about our whereabouts.”

Stress-free environment

Rayyan, a commerce student at Delhi Public School, says, “In Bengaluru’s chaotic traffic, it does not make sense to drive anymore. It has turned out to be very stressful with the damaged roads and the horrendous traffic. Taking cabs helps in reducing the number of private vehicles plying and pollution can also be monitored, which makes the earth a better place to live in.”

Being independent         
           
Meher Shaikh, a BBM student from Mount Carmel College, disagrees that cabs have replaced private vehicles. “In India, owning a vehicle is considered prestigious.  With private vehicles, one also has the advantage of not relying on others and ensure that a driver is responsible. My parents prefer if I drive my own car as I will be more responsible than a driver whose driving skills I’m not sure of.”

User-friendly apps

Ali Zaffar, a BCom student at CMRIMS, points out that mobile apps have changed the way people commute. “Nowadays, you can just download the  app and book a ride. Cab apps have made it easier for people to commute. This trend emerged when corporate companies began to provide cab services for their employees. Today, a lot of professionals and youngsters rely on cabs for its easy accessibility.”

 

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