Mumbai’s citizens will soon be India’s first commuter group to shift gears from whining about traffic and pollution to driving a sensible eco-friendly campaign. The country’s pioneering car pool system is likely to be launched early next month in the city.
People who own a car in Mumbai, will soon have an opportunity to have a side business of giving lift to people from their area and getting paid for it. According to the NGO, whose brainchild this car-pool scheme is, 70 per cent of Mumbai’s cars carry a single passenger and hence approximately 15 lakh empty seats on the road daily. Like all schemes, this one sounds good on paper, it will certainly reduce pollution and save fuel, but will it work in reality. I wonder. Or will the Mumbai taxiwalls allow this be a success. Let us see.