^^+1We have such high Tax on petrol because
India needs taxes from hard working men/women to fuel the greed of it's politicians and even some businessmen, to fund bad policies.
^^+1Like I said, good and efficient public transport. People won't have to buy/use their own vehicles. Petrol consumption will go down. Cheaper petrol. But Indians - public and government are too stupid to realise this.
I don' think fine and road taxes is going to work here. People can still get away by giving the police guy half the money of the fine as bribe.Govt should encourage public to use public transport. Also to introduce public transportation in each & every cities.
Govt Should ban these Autos. Fines & Road Taxes should go high, so no one will every break any rules.
Agree with you on the public transport system.
^^+1Give me safe, comfortable and good public transport even if the price is on a bit higher side, i dont care for cars then.
I have been in Bangalore for some time and I found that there are lot of One Way Roads which I think makes the distance farther.In Bangalore, bus connectivity is so bad, that to reach my office i have to take 2 bus, and after certain point, no buses. So pay for auto.
Even if we have 10% people in India who think like you I'm sure India would be a better place to live. Appreciate your thoughts.Govt is more proactive & population is less, matt-effect the policies introduced by Govt reaches each & every citizen out there. Emission Norms & Rules & regulations are strict. Nobody, ever think of disrespecting those rules, not just because they can't pay the fines, but its against their culture.
People get good drivings skills from schools, infact very much disciplinary driving skills. Which is why, we can witness most of the F1, WRC, MotoGp racer around the Globe from Europe. Not because they learn driving from Public Road & became a Road Maniac.
Imagine a village or country side with a max population of 100 & out of 100, 10 people clean the area....No doubt it will be clean. That's not the case with Indian. The Size of europe is twice bigger than India & population is 5 times lesser.
People are more educated towards their rights & responsibilities, where india again lacks.
The funda is pretty simple, respect others & respect the habitat. Which is where we are exactly opposite.
^^+1I feel if Indians Start following lanes Rules.I feel 30% of traffic jams will reduce.And infact petrol will be saved by them.Here in india a two lane road becomes a 4 lane road,By cars going,on half of parking space,bikes and autos going between two lanes of jars,Buses brake keep on shifting lanes
I also second your thought but the problem here is half of the politicians have these vehicles so will they support this kind of thing?Secondly, to neutralise the petrol price - don't give subsidy to people driving personal SUVs on Diesel.