Archive for the 'Suburban Transport' Category

Auto Fare Hike In Mumbai & HC Verdict – Prof R R Pillai

October 13 2012No Comments

Categorized Under: Suburban Transport

Strange are the ways the judges deliver judgements. On the recent steep hike in auto fares as much as nearly  by 33% at one go on the one man Hakim Panel’s recommendations the HC on the one hand says that matters such as fare revision cannot be left entirely to  one retired civil servant, whether […]

Mumbai Needs A Dedicated Bus Lane —————Prof R R Pillai

January 7 20114 Comments

Categorized Under: Suburban Transport

Sharad Rao the BEST workers’ union leader says it’s not feasible to have a dedicated  bus lane by the BEST. He cites the reason as there isn’t enough   parking space for 4600 buses. Now every body who is a bus commuter will agree that bus travel in Mumbai, should spare them the cattle class […]

Bye Bye Autos! Welcome BEST ! !

March 4 2010No Comments

Categorized Under: Suburban Transport

Yes! Autorickshaws must be driven out of Mumbai limits as cited by the transport minister not just to reduce pollution and fatal accidents, but for a more urgent reason that Mumbai needs. That for reducing road density for easing traffic flow and improving public Bus Service. Look at it this way. Where eight autos are […]

Suburban Rail Travel- An Out of the Box Idea! – Prof. R.R.Pillai

November 4 20093 Comments

Categorized Under: Suburban Transport

Suburban train travel has become a hell of a lot of a problem for commuters in Mumbai. Crush hour capacity crowd and its fall-out seem to be defying all possible solutions. Death due to falling off from trains, electrocution of people traveling on roof-tops of trains, delays, unpunctuality, cancellations etc. have become almost everyday problems. […]