Found 20 Articles for Transportation & Commutation

What procedure does one need to follow if traveling through metro rail for the first time?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24

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Metro rail is one of the quickest and the cheapest modes of travel. As the name suggests, it is available in the leading metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Banglore, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Noida etc. It's quite obvious that the first-timers have no clue about the DOs and DONTs while traveling in a metro, here are some tips:Purchase Your Token or Metro CardFirst of all, buy a token or a ticket from a counter. You can also generate a token from the machines present on all metro stations nowadays. If you are planning to travel frequently by metro, better you go for ... Read More

Is reservation of some seats in a bus for women fair in your view?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 04-May-2022 08:43:49

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First of all, let's understand what reservation of seats on a bus for women is? The first 4-5 rows on one side or both sides of a bus are reserved exclusively for women. This means those seats are only for ladies and cannot be occupied by men.Why Reservation for ladies?I am in favor of the view, which advocates reserving some seats exclusively for the fair sex. By nature, women have some biological vulnerabilities like fragile physique, menstruation problems, pregnancy etc., It will be difficult to take up a journey standing on the bus all the time. Considering their physical concerns, ... Read More

What are the tips for riding a motorcycle in the rain?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 14:53:39


A lot of people love riding in the rains and certainly, most of them hate it. It depends on you how you take it. It can be an interesting challenge or it can be a terrifying task on the slippery roads. One needs to be calm and confident for riding in the rain. If you’re the kind of person who loves to ride in the rain, you ought to follow these tips.Don’t trust puddlesHowever fun the mini-ponds and puddles may look, for all you know they might be hiding a foot-deep pothole or even manholes. So, if you can’t avoid ... Read More

Why goods train has 58 wagons, passenger train has only 24 coaches?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 29-Apr-2022 05:55:03

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It is a very interesting question. The foremost thing to understand is that the length of Indian trains depends upon the length of the loop line and the length of the railway platform.The length of the train should never exceed the length of the Loop Line as it has to fit in the loop line because when the other train wants to access the mainline, this train should fit into loop line and give way to other to avoid accidents. One more important thing is, it should not be lengthier than the platform because all the coaches of the train ... Read More

What is the significance of the Mountain Railways of India?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 06-May-2022 07:20:22


The mountain railways of India are one of the 20 mountain railways around the world that are still in working condition and are a major attraction to the tourism of India.The mountain railways of India just comprise of 6-7 small rail lines which are also called “chottey lines” in Hindi. They were built during the British rule and the extraordinary thing about this is that they are still functioning, almost after more than a century.We have total 4 operating mountain railways in India which date back to British Raj.The Darjeeling Himalayan RailwayThe Nilgiri Mountain RailwayKalka-Shimla RailwayMatheran Hill RailwayThe first three ... Read More

Why this proactive step by DGCA to cancel domestic flights with faulty engines?

Prasanna Kotamraju
Updated on 09-May-2022 06:04:59


Cheap and Economy flights are the first choice of middle-class people and regular business travelers to reach their destinations fast and within the budget. This has led to many domestic airlines come up in the market like Spice Jet, IndiGo, GoAir and so on with most economical prices. The maintenance of the flights and make of the Engine are far from the mind of an average traveler.On Monday, March 12 the civil aviation regulator, DGCA has grounded several aircraft with Pratt & Whitney Engines which are reported with technical issues for quite some time now.DGCA grounded 11 A320 Neo planes ... Read More

What is the Flexi-fare System and how is it going to affect your travel?

Prasanna Kotamraju
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 08:56:21


The railways have started the Flexi-fare system in September 2016, thinking it is a smart move of earning more revenue by smart pricing.Under this system, the base fare increases by 10% with every 10% of berths sold subject to a maximum ceiling limit of 1.5 times in classes Second AC, Sleeper, Second Sitting (Reserved), AC Chair Car and 1.4 times in 3rd AC class. No change was made in the fares for 1st AC and Executive Class.This is going to affect people who are booking their tickets late. The person who is booking when the train is almost full has to ... Read More

Which one among UBER and OLA provides the best cab services in India?

Prasanna Kotamraju
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 06:28:46


It is difficult to finalize that which one is better than other. Based on the area and customers performance of Ola and Uber are varying a lot.Let us look at some of the basic features of both OLA and UBER.OlaOla is very user-friendly, but not very well developed software. Sometimes it gives problem in loading and crashes occasionally.Easy to book during off-peak hours and real-time bookings (Ride now). But often gives troubles while pre-booking is made (Ride later)Widely accessible throughout the country operating in 102 cities with 8000 employees and holding 70% of the market.UberUber application is easy to use ... Read More

Why do cab service providers like Ola, Uber, etc. hike prices when it rains?

Prasanna Kotamraju
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:23


As a regular cab user, I always find it difficult to get an Ola or Uber when it rains. Even the prices will be soaring high. What you call the Surge Price is the Dynamic Price or Demand Price. This is the time-based flexible pricing strategy of the cab providers, based on the current demand for cabs. When there is excessive demand for cabs, Ola and Uber cash the opportunity by increasing the price of the cabs. Usually, this Surge price varies from twice to even to 6 - 7 times higher than the actual price. Ola and Uber are ... Read More

What do you know about the train with no engine India just launched?

Arjun Thakur
Updated on 27-Apr-2022 11:55:32


Indian railway has recently launched a high-speed train, which has no engine. It’s named Train 18 or T18. Its first journey was from Delhi to Bhopal. T8 is the first high-speed Indian train, which ran with a speed of 160 km/h.The manufacturing of this train has been done in Chennai’s Integral Coach Factory through the ‘Make In India’ program. The cost of T18 is 100 crores.