If you are in Chennai, the probability of you needing to keep yourself fit is always higher. Not because you might need to get into fist fights regulalry. But you need stamina to push the Metropolitan Transport Corporation Buses which breakdown in the middle of the road anytime of the day and any route.
Today evening after almost covering one part of Chennai by bus, I was travelling on my way back home from LIC in Mount Road in 11G bus. I got a seat and was fast asleep which I normally do either standing or sitting. Some time later I realised the bus was still in some place without any movement. Then the conductor was voicing out “all gents come down to push the vehicle”. I also got down to put my hand for starting it. The bus brokedown on the upslope of Doraiswamy Subway. About 15 of pushed the bus up the slope and then for some more distance before the engine came back to life.
Agreed bus services in Chennai and rest of TamilNadu cannot be compared to any other city in India, but the condition of buses are deplorable. Even though they run in profit, there is no action done from the Goverment to improve the condition of the buses.
Just pray that the new Goverment instead of focussing itself on changes in Temple regulations can focus on more society problems.