As he filled the petrol for me, the man smirked at me and said “Pune petrol ke bina nahi chalta aur petrol paise ke bina nahi milta” (Pune doesn’t run without petrol & you don’t get petrol without money) I didn’t know what to reply, I already had made myself a clown courtesy my panic reactions while searching for my wallet. So I merely nodded.
Our petrol woes are something which will continue. I hope that the new government will take steps towards reducing the petrol prices as soon as possible.
Mumbai is better off in that aspect owing to the local train transport & the fairly good service provided by the B.E.S.T buses. Even Bangalore for that matter. Puneites bear the brunt of the petrol price hike the most I guess along with other cities who don't have good public transport.
The public transport is such a deep issue that it will need a separate blog post for itself! lol