Metro moves Mumbai



Tarun Nagpal, a 32-year-old marketing professional, has taken a fancy for Mumbai’s first metro line. Nagpal commutes daily from Ghatkopar in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai to Andheri in the west in this mass rapid transport introduced to the city earlier in June.

Nagpal, who used to take almost an hour to travel this 7 km distance, now covers it in 17 minutes flat!

“Metro has eased my commute a lot. I was weighing options to move to the western suburbs, but after the metro has come in, that is no longer required,” says Nagpal.

Nagpal is among those many commuters who travel between eastern and western parts of the city with ease now. The popularity of the metro has been increasing and is visible during peak office hours, when daily commuters say there is hardly any space to stand. More info