What is the Indian way
• What is the Indian roads
Talking about the Indian roads, it is impossible not to talk about India itself. I'll tell you about the Indian province, not the major tourist centers like Goa, where the roads are, by and large, not very different from the European.
So let's start. Everyone knows that India - a country with a very large population (in 2011 officially - 1, 21 billion people, but in fact we can safely add about a quarter). Overcrowding of the country is reflected in everything - the streets are very narrow and winding, the doors are opened, usually inside.
Stairs in buildings - are narrow and winding.
The roofs are usually flat - there was dried clothes, fruits and so on. All residential architecture is created based on the maximum use of every scrap of available space.
For the same reason, the Indians have traditionally used the road for their needs. They dried corn.
or rice. Car, driving over the rice, and at the same time it threshed.
No such situation is not disturbed - if you live in an overpopulated country, want-not want, and learn tolerance towards one's neighbor. Well, if the rice or peas wrapped around the bridge - then immediately help resolve the problem.
The roads are the street performers.
They are part of the demonstration of political parties.
In general, the first time there is a feeling that you go not in the way; for some large apartment.
On the roads - full democracy. For him walk and ride all who need it.
Motor vehicles, mainly domestic, the production company "Tata motors" - by truck ...
(Truck drivers are often decorated with these mudguards pictures here)
... to the king of Indian roads, motor scooter "tuktuk".
This tuktuku Indians ever a monument, and it is well deserved. Inexpensive, unpretentious, economical (diesel!) - this working ishachok that carries everything - from the passengers ...
... to coconuts ...
... and livestock.
A very popular motorcycles, family transport number one.
Monkey on the road nemeryannom, even on motorways ...
... even on rural roads.
The serpent is also missing.
Highways are built and maintained by the authorities of the state and the state.
Rural roads - by the population.
In general, nervous people have nothing to do on Indian roads. If in front of you on the road a cart or truck slowly crawling, then at least you obbibikaysya, the situation will not change.
The most ambush, if you meet risovoz (more precisely, a truck carrying rice chaff) - but not on the track, but on a narrow rural road - try to overtake this hamster.
The same, if met with a herd - stand and wait until you do bypass. And in general, it is best to try to understand this country (even though it is full and can not be), imbued with its spirit, then it becomes quite easy.
It is interesting here that - traffic jams in our state Angra Pradesh occur only once a year, in December - during the harvest of sugar cane.
This cane is transported over the transport, which is - otherwise the crop will be lost.
Traffic signs, though very diverse (only one "winding road" sign I counted us in the state of 12 different options), but it is quite understandable.
On the service station, too, there are no problems, there are both modern urban ...
co ... all the necessary equipment ...
... and in every village. In such a body shop foreman quickly seal the punctured tire or make any other minor repairs for ridiculous money - 30 rupees (about 60 cents).
In general, Indian mechanics - it is something. In my opinion, they are the fingers that they can safely and without tools to work with. So they and the technique works the wear until already begin to disintegrate molecule.
Traffic Inspectors cars just do not stop (except for raids on verifying the payment of road taxes, there could inhibit all in a row).
But if the accident happens, the on-site accident occur quickly.
And that's what I still remember - for all the seeming chaos on Indian roads there is absolutely not our road rudeness. On the contrary, the drivers care about each other. For example, you have to overtake a truck. They write a request drivers to honk before overtaking.
If the oncoming lane is free, a truck driver will give the go-ahead - come on, ehay. - if not necessarily give a sign to wait.
And still very much like that on motorways Indians planted a lot of flowers.
In addition to aesthetics, it really helps to not get tired at the wheel - eye "zamylivaetsya" from the monotonous roadway, the driver is always in good shape.
In general, when you see all this, you see that it is not particularly something we differ from each other in the world, and if we learn from each other all that is good - it will start faster and live well.