With many states in the country adopting new methods to de-congest their cities with the heavy traffic, private vehicle registration has only increased.
However, as per data from the government, most surprising is that 90 percent of Indians do not own a vehicle. Most importantly only 1 percent of buses owned by state road transport undertakings ply on the road.
Even with the decrease in the share of buses when compared to the total number of vehicles from 10 percent to 1 percent, indicating that many prefer personal vehicle to commute.
The surprising rate of 90 percent Indian not owning a vehicle is quite alarming and the need for public transport is important. The government is working to strengthen the public transport so that people can use public transport than ride their own vehicle.
As per the data, the estimates show there is 18.64 crore vehicle in the India, including two-wheelers. Out of these, 18 lakh are buses which include large numbers of mini-buses, and owned by schools or educational institutions. Only 1.6 lakh buses are owned by the public transports.
The government is working on various measures to give a boost to roads in the country by building national highways widening the current ones to give last mile connectivity.