Metro will save 50% travel time of Mumbaikars

Commuters to save 50% travel time from 2014, thanks to Metro and Monorail
Mumbai 12 October, 2010: Commuters of Mumbai and Thane are expected to save their travel time by not less than 50% on completion and commencement of the entire Metro and Monorail project. The project which is expected to be fully operational in next three years will connect critical locations.
As per the estimations, daily average travel time in the city is about two hours. This is due to lack of efficient transport links between Eastern and Western parts of Mumbai and Thane. The roads and local railways are absorbing the commuters’ traffic more than their capacities.
“There is a dire need of alternative mass transit system solutions. We have estimated that once the Metro and Monorail are fully operational, the daily average commutation time from 120 minutes to come down at less than 60 minutes. This would be largely due to improved transportation systems of Metro and Monorail connecting long and remote locations which are currently very odd to travel between,” said Mr Dilip Kawathkar, Joint Project Director (PR), MMRDA.
He further said that the elevated Metro and Monorail would reduce congestion on roads as the projects would not occupy additional land. “The projects would ease out the travels on locations which otherwise are impossible to be connected by road or other means which these projects would serve. These kind of locations which the projects would connect are, Versova to Ghatkopar, Bandra to Mankhurd, Andheri to Kanjurmarg and Prabhadevi to Sewri. Besides, the Metro will also connect extreme ends like Dahisar to Colaba.”

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