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English Reading Comprehension Set 113

Directions (1-10): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given after the passage. Certain words/phrases have been printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.Check More    English Reading Comprehension List
Delhi’s odd-even plan for private cars has a measure of public support because it offers everyone a shot at responsible citizenship, but it is unlikely to alleviate Delhi’s poor air quality. Upgrading fuel, keeping out trucks that transit through Delhi and ending the practice of burning crop residue in neighbouring areas will do more to check pollution than restricting the use of private cars.
Delhi has so many private cars because a functional, predictable, integrated public transport system with efficient last mile connectivity is absent. If cars are disallowed while an expanded public transport is still not available, three-wheelers and cabs will ply all the more. Proper schedules for buses and metros that are displayed at bus stops and metro stations, and ensuring these are adhered to would make it possible for people to plan their trips. Every bus can be fitted with GPS and speed governors and its movement tracked, to make sure they neither race nor dawdle and stick to their schedule. Bus routes can be rationalised to ensure that bus services are not concentrated in certain areas. Seamless connectivity with the metro and circular rail network must be ensured. Instead of having differently priced buses, have a single class of buses and allow integrated, cardbased payments for all modes of transport in the city.
Driving restrictions is not the silver bullet for reducing either traffic congestion or air pollution. If Kejriwal is serious about addressing these then he must put forward a comprehensive transportation policy that uses technology and deft planning to deliver an improved bus system, integrated with the existing circular rail network and an expanding metro system, backed up by a feeder system integrating the different forms of public transport.
Source- The Economic Times


Check More    English Reading Comprehension List1.According to the passage, What can reduce the pollution of delhi?
a.Implementing odd-even policy
b.keeping trucks out of delhi
c.Expanding public trasport
d.both a & B
e.both b & c

2.What will be the suitable title of the  above passage?
a.Delhi's poor air quality and its causes
b.Odd-even policy:A game changer
c.Delhi needs a comprehensive transportation policy
d.Reduced traffic cogestion or pollution?
e.None of these

3.What is reason behind traffic congestion in delhi?
a.There are so many private cars in delhi.
b.There is no driving ristrictions in delhi.
c.There is differently priced public transportation.
d.All the above
e.None of these

4.According to the author, why there are many private vehicles in delhi?
a.Because of high population
b.Bacause of low Metro trains
c.Because of less public transport
d.Because of high distances in delhi from one place to another.
e.None of these

5.Before implementing odd-even plan what should have been done for transportation of delhi?
I.There should be GPS fitted buses to track movement
II.There should be a comprehensive transportation policy
III.Bus routes should be rationalised
a.I & II
b.III only
c.I only
d.II only
e.All I, II & III

Directions (6 to 8): Choose the word which is most similar in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

6.Integrate
a.fight
b.match
c.assimilate
d.disorganise
e.disperse

7.Comprehensive 
a.narrow
b.exclusive
c.short
d.complete
e.restricted

8.Transit
a.stagnation
b.hold
c.transport
d.transfer
e.survey


Directions (9 to 10): Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

9.Alleviate
a.calm
b.mitigate
c.stick
d.promote
e.intensify

10.Concentrated
a.robust
b.entire
c.weak
d.whole
e.thick

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