According to MMRDA, only Metro-3 will carry seven lakh passengers per day. Metro-3 will take 6.5 lakh vehicle off road.
Mumbai: In the wake of a report that says Mumbaikars face the worst traffic jams in the world, urban planning experts have said that only good parking management and revival of public transport need to be focused on.
Transport expert Ashok Datar said, “A project like the Coastal Road will not help solve the problem of road traffic. The reduction of travel time due to such projects will lead to an increase in private vehicles’ use. Which will worsen the parking and environment issues of the city.”
According to Mr Datar, there are nearly four lakh vehicles parked on city roads for free. Public transport like buses should be promoted for travel. “Buses, taxis, autos do not need a parking area as they keep moving. Which saves road space,” he said.
However, according to the metropolitan commissioner R.A. Rajeev “Upcoming metro projects are the solution to this traffic issue. It will not only ease the travel of commuters from different strata but will also reduce the number of autos and taxis running on the roads. The minimum fare will attract more users.”
According to the Mumbai Metro Redevelopment Authority (MMRDA), only metro 3 will carry seven lakh passengers per day. Metro 3 will take 6.5 lakh vehicle off road.