While the city’s Metro and Monorail were planned and designed to improve integrated transport system in Mumbai, the ground reality has not changed much for commuters.
State Bank of India account holders can now use their debit cards to get through the Mumbai Metro turnstiles with bank launching a combo card comprising of the Mumbai Metro smart card and the bank's debit card.
The bye-laws state that “public utility projects involving construction by the state government or central government, public-private sector, such as construction of roads, highways, pathways, drains, sewage lines, transportation, metro railways, etc, will have to seek prior permissions.”
MUMBAI: With new coaches being introduced, people who commute in suburban trainssuburban trains, better known as 'locals' in Mumbai will finally experience a better, faster and more comfortable ride.
The number of 12,811 fines issued by the Metro’s security staff since its inception may seem big to many, reflecting a high number of violations. But according to a senior official from RTA, it is very low compared to the other big cities in the world, where violations and crime levels are quite high. This, definitely makes Dubai Metro one of the safest in the world.
With work on two new metro lines set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, the ambitious Mumbai metro network, stalled for various reasons till last year, seems to be getting back on track.
Apart from Metro Three, there could be another metro corridor connecting south Mumbai with the rest of the city, if state authorities find it feasible.
Due to the massive crowd at Versova, Andheri and Ghatkopar stations, there have been cases where three commuters have crossed the Automated Fare Collection (AFC) gate after one person swiped his token/smart card.
An Anand Travels bus travelling from Mangaluru to Mumbai met with an accident late night on Monday June 22, resulting in the death of one person and injury to four others.