My thoughts on: Public Vs Personal Transportation in Kathmandu

While riding my scooter in the awful traffic of KTM, I was thinking if it was worth it to own your own two wheeler. The road is crazy and filled with riders who do not follow the lane properly.The traffic jam is just unbearable and the pollution is out of hand.I decided to differentiate between those two and see what the results would be like.

Public Transportation

Pros

  • cheap
  • somewhat safer than two wheelers
  • Wont have to worry about your skin and hair
  • Somewhat pollution free inside the vehicle
  • You can read a book while the driver take care of his business

Cons

  • Uneasy, since they are jam packed for max profit
  • not reliable
  • will be stuck in traffic longer than two wheelers
  • pickpocketing
  • harrasment
  • get caught with transferable diesase
  • need to smell farts

Two Wheeler

Pros

  • You can go where ever you want to
  • If someone fall sick at home, you can take them to hospital
  • no pickpocketing
  • no harrasment
  • dont have to smell farts

Cons

  • Two wheelers are always risky
  • Need to worry about skin,hair and eyes
  • It is expensive to own and to maintain
  • You will be breathing in the pollution
  • You need to be alert to avoid accidents