Also, a study for auto, taxi and share-auto line within a radius of 500 meters near the station is underway.
Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has initiated a study on a ensuring the last-mile connectivity around the upcoming Metro-2A (Dahisar to DN Nagar) and Metro-7 (Andheri east to Dahisar east) stations. As per the study, a mini bus may be deployed near selected stations to ferry the passengers in a bid to create a feeder network.
Also, a study for auto, taxi and share-auto line within a radius of 500 meters near the station is underway. The aim is to avail transport to and from metro stations without disrupting existing traffic on the road.
“We have appointed a consultant who is studying the commuter patterns, and the routes which are accessed the most to reach the metro stations,” said a MMRDA official.
For Metro-1 (Versova-Ghatkopar), the MMRDA had earlier integrated with the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), wherein the buses used to ply on two routes suggested by BEST.
The MMRDA has plans to integrate with the BEST authorities again, this time for line 2A and line 7 feeder services. “The consultant will ensure that adequate space is available for auto stands, taxi and private parking near metro stations. Once the plan is finalised, the authority will appoint contractors to create bus stands and other amenities,” added the official.
Meanwhile, the plan also entails enhancing the stations and the surrounding areas. “The elevated metro corridors leave darkness beneath, so for the upcoming lines, spaces under the stations will be illuminated.
Also, drop boxes, ATMs and plants will be added to beautify if the station falls in a residential area,” said the official.