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How travelling becomes a struggle in India

Last updated on: February 11, 2013 10:25 IST

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Travelling across India is an unforgettable experience.

While some of the journeys are memorable for fun and adventure, others highlight the pathetic transport infrastructure in India.

Office goers and workers jostling for space in buses and trains is a common sight. Some even risk their lives, traveling atop trains and buses, hang on footoards to reach their destinations...

Take a look at the travel experiences of people across India...



Image: Tribal villagers sit atop of a bus as they travel through the remote district of Kandhamal in Orissa.
Photographs: Reuters.
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Children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi arrive on a bus to take part in a peace march in Kolkata. 

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Kishan Gopal (wearing brown shirt), 14, sits on the roof of a bus as he travels to a village near Baran to his wife's house, located in Rajasthan. 

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters.
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People dine on a double-decker bus which has been converted to a mobile restaurant as it travels through the streets of Ahmedabad.

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Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters.
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A double-decker bus goes past Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, also known as Victoria Terminus, in Mumbai.

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Photographs: Arko Datta/Reuters.

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A goods truck drives on a mountainous road before the foundation stone laying ceremony for a tunnel on the Srinagar-Leh highway in Zojila, 108km (67 miles) east of Srinagar.

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Photographs: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters.

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Men ride their elephants amid heavy fog on a road during a cold morning in New Delhi.

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Nuns who are members of a rescue team travel on a truck on their way home after work, on the outskirts of Leh, east of Srinagar.

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Photographs: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters.
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A pet monkey rides on a recovery truck in Kolkata.

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Commuters travel past carriers loaded with potatoes to a cold storage in Allahabad.

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Photographs: Jitendra Prakash/Reuters.
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Rickshaw pullers wait for customers outside the Sahara Mall, a shopping centre built by Sahara group, in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Auto rickshaws sit in a traffic jam in the old city in central Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh.

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A municipal worker fumigates a residential colony as the children of local residents sitting in a rickshaw watch the fumes at Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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People travel in a motorised rickshaw on a street in the Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh.

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Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters.

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A man rides a scooter-rickshaw next to a herd of sheep along a busy road in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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A man rides a rickshaw while pulling an unused rickshaw on a road after a rain shower in Noida, in the outskirts of New Delhi.

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School children pack a auto-rickshaw on their way to school in Ahmedabad.

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A cycle rickshaw puller transports a motorcycle in Amritsar.

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A Muslim man carries a goat on a rickshaw on the eve of the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi.

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Anthony Hughes from England, wearing a Spiderman suit, poses in front of his three-wheel vehicle, an auto rickshaw, before the Rickshaw Run race's flag off in Kolkata.

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People from northeastern states sit inside a train bound for the Assam state at the railway station in Kolkata.

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Commuters disembark from crowded suburban trains during the morning rush hour at Churchgate railway station on World Population Day in Mumbai.

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A Namma Metro (Kannada for "Our Metro") train travels along an elevated track as traffic passes below in the Indira Nagar area of Bangalore.

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A worker test drives a car in the shape of a heels on a road in Hyderabad.

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A convoy of cars carrying Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari departs after the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi.

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A car covered with snow is driven during a snowfall in Srinagar.

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Workers transport kerosene oil in bullock carts to retail outlets in Mumbai.

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People from northeastern states travel on a boat through the waters of river Brahmaputra, back to their homes at Nimati Ghat Jorhut district in Assam.

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A man rides a bicycle against the backdrop of monsoon clouds on the outskirts of Kochi.

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Boys ride a motorbike on their way back home after taking a bath in a canal at Chachura village, in Uttar Pradesh.



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