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Urban Transport in Mumbai

The Mumbai Metro Master Plan, comprising upgradation of the existing suburban railway system and the construction of a new metro, will cost a staggering Rs 60,000 crore at present prices and still leave a huge shortfall in carrying capacity when completed by 2022. The author argues for an alternative, a combination of the Skybus and the bus rapid transit system, which will take five years to implement at a much lower cost and with surplus carrying capacity.

Case for a Bus Rapid Transit System in Mumbai

A Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) for Mumbai along the five north-south and three east-west trunk routes is the most economical way of alleviating the daily problems of congestion and severe overcrowding in commuting to work. The Mumbai Metro Master Plan should be kept in abeyance until a BRTS has been put in place.

Commuting in Mumbai, 2008

The sky bus metro and the high-capacity bus system are innovative methods to ensure efficient, economical and comfortable commuting in Mumbai in 2008 and beyond.
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