By Frank Kweronda
Transportation has always been a vital necessity for mankind. However, in the length of time, there have been more transportation choices, as a result of developments and Uganda should think of developing subway systems.
My reason for coming up with such a plan is that we should not wait for that time when we need this kind of technology to start planning. Planning should start now for the next 20 years or so on how we visualise our city in those coming years. This same plan could apply on a new site where another city can be started and built.
Transportation has always been a vital necessity for mankind. In the early times, some animals which have been domesticated by humans were used for transportation. However, in the length of time, there have been more transportation choices, as a result of developments in technologies.
Thus, since the 19th Century, these improvements led to subway systems. Subway system is an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground. At the present day, they have a major key position in transportation systems with their facilities. In fact, subway systems are better than other transport systems because of their health, economic and security advantages.
The first outstanding effect of subway systems is providing better state of health and being friendly with nature. To start with, subway systems supply high quality conditions to make people's psychology better. One of these is that subway systems avoid traffic noise.
Usually, noise makes people more antipathetic and angry also to the possibility of heart attack. As it is clear from these examples, one can say people will be affected from vehicle noise badly in transportation without subway system. What is more, there is no loss of time in the subway systems.
I believe that presently used traffic systems get affected because of rise in fuel prices, time loss on traffic and harmful effect on environment. Therefore, when subway systems become more widespread, they can be a great solution for traffic problem. Research thus shows that usage of subway systems in transportation will be effective in making people’s psychology better.
In addition to the fact that subway systems make people's psychology better, they also cause less environment pollution. Although people have grown to accept the smell of engine exhaust as a part of everyday life, our nation is experiencing an epidemic of illnesses made worse by air pollution. With subway systems it is possible to turn the world a cleaner place and prevent some illnesses. Moreover, subway systems are a big advantage for postponing global warming.
Environmental Friendliness: Subway travel is extremely green. Not only is it more environmentally friendly than automobile travel, it also has the advantage over public bus systems, as subways do not emit harmful exhaust fumes into the air.
The second outstanding effect of subway systems is their economic advantages. Compared to other transport systems, subway systems are cheap and economical. For example, when travelling in town, subway systems can be effective on time and money saving.
Research shows that, apart from the other means of transportations, metro is the easiest and the cheapest way, and its having its own route causes a relief in the traffic. Considering the information above, one can say that subway transportation is the most logical and economical choice.
Moreover, subway systems are also quick and easy transportation. Besides the fact that subway systems are cheaper than other transport systems, they also have important environment benefits. Most importantly, they increase the value of surrounding areas.
The final outstanding effect of subway systems is their technological protecting advantages. In the first place, according to other transport; subway systems are safer than other transports. Primarily, in subway system there is a controlling panel of each people.
In conclusion, it can be said with no doubt that in people’s daily life, subway systems are a cut above other transportation means due to their advantages on health, budget and security. Subway systems surely protect the environment and supply high quality conditions for health.
In addition to their effects in daily life, they contribute to people’s savings and increase the value of the city and also inspire confidence to people. Thus, to have a rapid and satisfactory choice in the world of transportation, subway systems should be used more widespread than other transportation systems. Meanwhile, further research on this subject is recommended to better understand the advantages of subway systems.
The Write is a Civil Engineer