Survey begins to improveconnectivity

  • | Saturday | 4th November, 2023

Pune: The Maha Metro has initiated a detailed survey of all the operational stations with an intention to improve feeder services and last-mile connectivity.Shravan Hardikar, managing director of Maha Metro, on Friday said an agency has been appointed to study the ridership pattern at each station. Daily ridership on the two Metro routes has reached around 55,000 and is expected to only rise, he said.Twelve plots on station premises have been identified to develop parking lots. Our focus, is on improving feeder services with PMPML and autorickshaw unions, an official said. They are also eyeing completion of the Ramwadi route, by November and the Swargate route by December. Technical works, including safety inspections, will be completed by March 2024, Hardikar said. The officials said they were working on the proposals to extend the Metro run till Chandni Chowk, Warje and Wagholi. The proposal to extend the Metro line from Swargate to Katraj is in the last stage of approval. We also published the following articles recentlyMetro lines 7 & 2A daily ridership now crosses 2.5LThe daily ridership on Mumbai Metro lines 7 and 2A has crossed the 2.5 lakh mark for the first time since their commissioning. The increase in ridership is attributed to the Western Railway block, which has led to the cancellation of hundreds of services. Many commuters are opting for the Metro lines as an alternative. The adoption of the Mumbai One Card payment method has also been encouraging, with 40% of daily commuters choosing this option. The route has seen a 5% growth in ridership every month.Mumbai: Metro 2A & 7 breach 2.5 lakh ridership markThe ridership on Mumbais Metro 7 and 2A lines has exceeded 2.5 lakh passengers for the first time since their commissioning. The increase in ridership is attributed to a block on the Western Railway, which has led to cancelled services and overcrowding. The Mumbai One Card payment method has also seen significant adoption, with approximately 40% of daily passengers using it. The lines are experiencing a 5% monthly growth in ridership and provide connectivity to various areas and railway stations in Mumbai.Chennai Metro Rail: Its still a long road to last mile connectivityCities in India are investing in metro rail lines to address urbanization and mass mobility, but there is a lack of last mile connectivity (LMC) options. Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) is exploring the use of provisions in the Motor Vehicles Act of 2019 to introduce LMC services. However, there is no similar push for suburban rail and MRTS under the Union government. CMRL is in the preliminary stages of conducting feasibility studies and discussions for LMC solutions at 41 stations. The provisions in the Act hold promise to launch circular routes and expand LMC services in Chennai.

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