Never travel with infantsTravelling by buses with infants as young as six months, in buses is very dangerous as the children might catch a variety of infections. Many travel only by bus when even daytime passenger trains may be a better option. In huge metros and in the big cities, one sees the infants in a sort of basket held by the mother, who rides pillion on the motorcycle with the husband. Apart from the huge risk, will not the infant also be exposed to such a huge amount of pollution?
How do we counsel people against such practices? Of course, those who cannot afford private cars, travel by buses. But is it not wise to avoid the travel at all, at any cost?
[Advisory note update from forum editor at 2.42p.m., 8th August: The author is advised to be very clear about the topic at the outset itself rather than putting in a response later only (after responses have come in) to clarify what is meant. It will avoid a lot of unnecessary misunderstandings of the topic.]