Facebook chat on Chennai MTC and Urban Jungle column

This Urban Jungle column in The Hindu on Monday “A shoddy job on buses” was the basis of a chat that was organised on Facebook, inviting readers to air their views on the state of Chennai MTC bus services.

The point made in the column was that the MTC was not using its funds gathered through higher fares to provide commuters a comfortable ride. Here are a couple of pictures that make the point. Both show bad maintenance of buses and were taken during the past fortnight in Chennai.

Broken seat in a 17 D deluxe bus that charges commuters twice the normal fare
A disabled woman waits to board a bus in Guindy. The majority of Chennai MTC buses have a floor height of 1100 mm, which involves climbing three steps.



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