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The road to the city





by Dr Shankar Vishwanath, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.

Humanscape Magazine, A city and its people, VOL. IX ISSUE X October 2002


A close look at the urban road transport scenario in Mumbai including public transport, intermediate transport modes, private transport, goods transport, the problems and possible solutions

In this modern age of rapid urbanisation all over the world, especially in developing countries, urban transport systems have attracted the attention of the authorities, since the need for mobility of urban people and goods is as essential as housing, water supply and sewerage. All possible modes of travel such as rail, road, water and air depending upon availability and affordability, are being explored for harness, by transportation experts. A multi-disciplinary approach is being adopted with the help of urban planners, technologists, fiscal experts, legal experts, research, development and environmental groups.

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