NEED OF BETTER PUBLIC TRANSPORT By Resham/Rehana We all know that travelling by a private vehicle is very convenient and takes far less time than public transport but simultaneously/it leads to pollution and traffic jams. Moreover, they prove to be extremely expensive as the petrol prices are increasing day by day. In that case, there is a serious need for better public transport which is comfortable and can accommodate 15 to 20 people at a time. The ticket prices should also be reasonable so that everyone can afford them. It is a known fact that in metro cities, from every house, a minimum of two to three vehicles are used by the members for going to their working places. Sometimes they remain stranded in their vehicles for long hours due to heavy traffic jams which result in excessive emission of polluted gases in the atmosphere and delays to reach their destinations. So it would be far better if the government provides good public transport facilities which could be accessible to all. It would create a lot of convenience for the general public and daily commuters. It has many social, economic and environmental benefits. The social benefits of using public transport are multifold. It helps in developing a sense of being a community among people. They feel a connection with those who are travelling with them. It encourages people to have a healthy lifestyle as they walk to their stations, stands or stops. Moreover, it is less stressful as it saves a lot of time. Economic benefits include less expenditure of money on buying cars or spending money on their maintenance. Travelling by public transport is much cheaper than private transport. It also reduces pollution and road congestion thus, helps in the environment.