Public Transport Case Study

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4.Rising transport issues in both private and public transport
In public transport in Mumbai, suburban railway and BEST bus share the majority proportion at around 88% of the public transport (2008). As traditionally considered, public transport service is the responsibility of the government, but due to the large population and limitation of resources in Mumbai, government-provided public transport service is rather inadequate and fail to meet the public demand. During the recent decades, private transport has increased significantly. The inadequate of public transport service have led to a rapid rising in personal vehicles like cars, jeeps, 2-wheelers as well as 3-wheelers. It has badly increased the road pressure while at the meantime road
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In the recent years, the government institutions have conducted a series of transport infrastructures to release the overload public transport and road-way burdens (Willoughby, 2013).
The main construction work is highway and subway. The subway was open in use in 2014 and it is an 11.4-kilometer LRT project runs across the northern Mumbai, connecting the airport and the eastern and western suburban railroads, running through 12 stations, with 200 to 250 daily operations, with a total capacity of about 1.1 million people. Each single train cabin can hold passenger capacity of 375, the entire passenger carrying 1500 people. Daily transport on the subway is not so crowded as road-way transport and suburban railway even during the time of work peak, passengers are mostly of well-dressed people with higher income as tickets of 10 to 40 rupee is not affordable for the urban
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Addressing problems through eliminating injustice is of great importance to make Mumbai transport system more efficient. Also, it is government’s responsibility to give solution by providing for a wide range of choices for transport participants and ensuring accessibility for all especially the poor, rather than privileging mobility for the few. Once the loss of access to transport service for the vulnerable group is reduced, all will benefit including

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