Transport is something that has actually flipped our world. It has revolutionized it. Many people may not agree with me, but most of us will actually miss transport more than social media if they weren’t there. Think about it… without social media, you wouldn’t be able to show off your new sneakers. You won’t be able to show to the whole world how handsome or pretty you are. You will not be able to connect with your relatives or friends who live miles away from you. You will not be able to showcase your talent to the whole wide world as well. But if you think about it, there are alternative techniques which you can use to do everything mentioned. You want to show off your new sneakers- go out and brag about it. You want to show the whole world how handsome you are- go to a fashionista or a movie director, and there you go, you have officially become a rising star. You want to talk to your friends or relatives- well, the telephone is always there. However, without transport, you won’t be able to do a countless number of things. You want to go overseas- you’ll have to walk; probably, you can swim as well, but I reckon that you wouldn’t want to freeze in the icy cold waters of the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean. You want to visit your friend who lives miles away- you’ll have to walk. You need to attend a meeting at your office which is way too far for you to walk- well, you’ll have to walk! No matter what you do, you would have to walk to wherever you want to go. With transport, you can see how better, convenient and safer your life has become. Hence, proved.
All right, enough praising. Let’s get to the main point. Transport dates back to 8000 BC, when the first canoe ever was built. It was the first step towards transport. Next came the wheeled cart in around 3500 BC, a huge step towards the present form of the most popular type of transport- cars. The wheeled cart was the first vehicle ever that deployed the wheel. By 600 BC, the carriage was invented. In around the 16th century, the funicular was invented. This was the first form of transportation that had signs of the to-be-invented modern train. It was harnessed by a rope, and also used wheels. A lot of different, significant and revolutionary kinds of transport were invented since then- the stage coache, hot air balloon, steamboat, airship, subway, bicycle, motorcycle, gasoline car, helicopter, airliners and then the self-driving car prototype. It is clearly eminent that transport has been evolving and will continue to do so- which brings me to my next point.
There is a problem in India’s modern-day transport (not just India, many more countries around the world). And this problem is highly underestimated.I love watching cities from the sky, when I’m in a plane, or chopper or any flying vehicle. Cities look amazing. Some are calmly industrious, like Louisville. Others project an energy that they can hardly contain, like New York, or Hong Kong. I see cities like living beings, and I love to find those main streets and highways to structure their space- especially at night, when commuters make these arteries look dramatically red and golden. This, for me, is actually the city’s vascular system, performing its vital function. But when you’re in your car, for one and a half hours just of commute, that reality looks very different. And this is the problem that most of us fail to notice. Isn’t it absurd that we created cars that can reach 130 miles per hour, and we now drive them at the same speed as 19th-century horse carriages? For decades, our remedy for congestion was simple: build new roads or enlarge existing ones. And it worked. It worked beautifully for places like Paris, when the government tore down hundreds of historical monuments and to create 85 miles of transportation-friendly boulevards.