MRTS – Mass Rapid Transit System aka Merciless & Rash Transit System.


This is what came to my mind, when I saw these guys on the truck on my way back from Mysore to Bangalore. I couldn’t resist taking my camera out to click, right from the moving car.

Later at a signal, I struck a conversation with these guys and found that they are going into the city to attend some function/celebration. During my days in Chennai, I used a see of lot these trucks full of people during election time taken out for party meetings.

They don’t seem to bother about safety. They are ready to take this risk for one square meal and a packet of liquor. It certainly brought a teardrop or two in my eyes …

In a country where there is law (that allows no more than six cattle per lorry) even for governing animal abuse during transportation, does this photo mean anything to you?

4 Comments so far

  1. shek (unregistered) on April 25th, 2006 @ 4:51 pm

    there are worser crowds than this in the electric trains in chennai and mumbai.

  2. Santosh (unregistered) on April 26th, 2006 @ 1:57 am

    Things will change wait and watch..

    would anyone would like to vote me as CM… I promise Blah!! Blah!!!

  3. usha (unregistered) on April 26th, 2006 @ 9:56 am

    I sometimes thing that when their daily life is a struggle and tomorrow is uncertain – they are willing to take anykind of risk for very small returns. They do not appreciate the value of life I think.

  4. rubic_cube (unregistered) on April 26th, 2006 @ 10:41 am

    So who is really at fault? The poor gullible villagers? Or the politicians to take advantage of the vote bank being gullible? IMO, it is the politicians who are not treating their own fellow humans like cattle, getting them herded in lorries like these and taking them to their yatras and bhashans!

    And the trend about freebies is turning a new chapter with Free TVs, Rs.2/Kg for Rice and what not!

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