Did You Know? Every 10 minutes you spend in a traffic jam costs you Rs. 500


It is clearly evident in our daily lives that everyone is in a constant rush, as if there is a race against time. Time is the most valuable and expensive asset to each and every person in society. Everyone tries to invest in time to make some profit. But that does not look as simple as it sounds.

Traffic jams really kill a lot of your productive time and keep you waiting in queues for long before you can reach your destination- and by the time you reach a lot of productive time will have already passed by.  As the saying goes ‘Once time passes, it never returns.’ One of the main causes of the huge traffic jams in big cities like Bangalore can be said to be the potholes. Those really can create a huge traffic jam with just one vehicle slowing down to pass it resulting in all the vehicles behind to slow down and thus, creating heavy congestion on roads. Another reason can be said to be more number of vehicles on road than there should be, which causes heavy traffic jams more often and results in a lot of time being wasted.

As per the last study conducted by the Transport Corporation of India and IIM Calcutta (2012), India stands to lose almost Rs.60, 000 crores a year due to traffic delays (including fuel wastage) on high-volume highways. And the study speaks of the situation in 2012, and in 2018 the situation has worsened if anything. When you are stuck in traffic jam for long, that automatically kills your working mood and the energy to do some productive work for the day, and that results in losses. Another way of looking at it can be that when an employee is stuck in the traffic for long, they end up reaching the workplace late and that is not well received by the supervisors in the company which ends up with a deduction in salary. The worst part of all this remains the fact that these issues are not just something that happen once in a while but regularly, and most of the citizens can relate to them.

With the various vehicles, cars, buses and trucks the roads are often congested, thus, making it very difficult for the vehicles behind to pass easily. This results in a traffic jam and amidst all these if there happens to be someone trying to overtake a vehicle in front, that turns out to be a nightmare. The vehicles stuck in traffic jam also feed heavily on the petrol and diesel, which are expensive commodities. If you are renting cabs, and get stuck in a traffic jam, it often happens that the cost of journey turns out to be much more than you expect.

From all the above mentioned experiences, we can confidently state that a 10 minute wait in a traffic jam turns out to be very heavy on your pocket. To help bring peace and relieve you of your travelling woes, Yulu promotes cycling as a mode of commute. Cycle your way through heavily congested roads without having to worry much about the traffic. Let nothing stop you from reaching your destination on time and doing something productive with the time bought. The best part is that cycles don’t even burn a hole in your pocket. Try renting a cycle with Yulu at very affordable prices. All that is left for you to do is Scan and rent a cycle using Yulu and pedal the change

Author: Yulu

Yulu's vision is to reduce traffic congestion by providing a scalable, affordable, efficient and clean solution for the first mile, last mile, and short distance commute. We strongly believe that short commute mode can be made more Efficient, Affordable and GREEN, thereby ensuring that future generations will have a healthy environment to live. We want to replace big personal vehicles with a smaller form factor that does not require fossil fuel. We are using IoT technology to create a vast network of shared dockless bicycles that can be rented easily by a user-friendly app in pay per use business model. We are a mission-driven company based out of India with a solid founding team and big ambitions. At Yulu we believe that every day is a mission and success is exciting when its attained with fun and as a team. If you want to solve the problem of traffic congestion, reduce pollution, positively impact the society, let's have a conversation to partner in our journey to shape a new India for our future generations.

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