Monday, June 18, 2012
Happy & Safe driving ..... is something I keep telling friends!
Difficult to be happy, with current petrol prices & the proposed excise duty hike on diesel cars, but safe driving is within our control! And I sincerely hope Govt will take a more appropriate step to work on diesel prices, rather than go for ‘low-lying fruit’, increase excise duty on diesel cars!
Met a friend who had moved in from Saudi Arabia, last year. He said, one of the biggest shocks of re-locating was the petrol price. He was used to paying just 60 Saudi halalas (=Rs. 7 plus). Petrol price in India was just ten times costlier!!
He travels from Blore to a town, 200 kms away, every week-end. His family lives there. With the recent hike in petrol price, he has opted to bus/train as his preferred mode of travel. But then, the connectivity & infrastructure are so poor!
He is very upset. Not sure, whether to sell his petrol car & go for a diesel car, before govt increases the excise duty or get used to public transport woes!!!
Life goes on J
Happy & Safe Travelling!