Of late, we have been hearing a lot about Subsidies. Newspapers, news channels and Government ministers talk about petrol, diesel and education subsidies on a daily basis!
So, as I was walking from East end bus stop to BTM today morning, I thought that walking should be subsidized in
In a place like
By walking early in the morning to work, one burns calories. Gym expenditure is thereby reduced.
In the early morning, riding a two/four wheeler particularly in
If all the people in the 3-4 Km circumference relative to their workplace resort to this, roads would be a lot less congested. The state Government can execute infrastructure projects at leisure. No magic underpasses, overpasses/flyovers would be required overnight.
Such people would be saving expenditure on petrol/diesel. In these times where oil is hovering around 130$ a barrel, this would do a whole world of good by curbing demand at least in a miniscule fashion to begin with! Consequently, prices would come down. Hence, inflation would become bearable. The Government can heave a sigh of relief. It wouldn’t have to subsidize the rich by robbing the poor as it is doing now!!
I for one have resolutely decided to walk the distance to Silk Board instead of fretting and fuming inside a crowded BMTC bus. This would be my small contribution towards a greener earth!