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Sink or swim: The clock is ticking on Mumbai’s most expensive Metro corridor

India’s financial capital will have to make a difficult choice between sacrificing a chunk of its already-depleting green cover and an INR23,136 crore public-transport project that can ease traffic on its roads.
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6 Aug 2019 7 Mins Read 3 comments
A file image of a Mumbai Metro construction site where several trees were chopped last August. BCCL
A file image of a Mumbai Metro construction site where several trees were chopped last August.
For long, the Mumbai suburban train network has been waiting for a sibling to step in and share its burden. The lifeline of India’s financial capital carries around 7.5 million people daily – 2.6 times its capacity. There was a flicker of hope in 2006, when a proposal to develop a Metro network, much on the lines of New
be a relief to commuters in the city who often travel with inconvenience of overcrowding, congestion, and even water logging. The irony is that green and open spaces, which are the city’s only real insurance against urban flooding, will have to go for Mumbai to get the ticket for an underground metro ride. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)
For long, the Mumbai suburban train network has been waiting for a sibling to step in and share its burden. The lifeline of India’s financial capital carries around 7.5 million people daily – 2.6 times its capacity. There was a flicker of hope in 2006, when a proposal to develop a Metro network, much on the lines of New be a relief to commuters in the city who often travel with inconvenience of overcrowding, congestion, and even water logging. The irony is that green and open spaces, which are the city’s only real insurance against urban flooding, will have to go for Mumbai to get the ticket for an underground metro ride. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)

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