Even without public transport, cities can reopen to a fair degree
Public transport will be missed, but its absence doesn’t mean a standstill. More people travel on their own than in public transport, and a fair share of them do short distances.
As the country heads towards a gradual easing of the lockdown, one question looms large: How much will the absence of public transport impede work? Most large cities, including all main metros, are classified as red zones. All public transport services here, including bus, metro and trains, stand suspended and are unlikely to resume anytime soon. Even transport services that are private but are regulated (quasi-public transport), such as autos and cabs, remain suspended.