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Government considering one car per family for Mumbai

Government considering one car per family for Mumbai
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Thursday 29 September 2016, 17:28 PM

Ask any Mumbaikar about time taken to cover short distances and you will not be surprised to hear an hour or more from sources often. To tackle traffic woes in Mumbai, the country’s economic centre, the Bombay High Court has suggested the Maharashtra government to restrict number of cars per family. Moreover, the court has also encouraged the government to consider promoting inland water transport to reduce vehicle congestion.

The court has also pointed out that a large number of vehicles enter the city everyday and lack of proper parking facilities has resulted in unauthorised parking which adds to the traffic congestion. Speaking about the issue the court said, “There was a time about a decade ago when one could commute between Dadar and south Mumbai in just 20 minutes. Doing so is unimaginable now. It takes three hours to travel from Juhu to the airport.”

The Maharashtra Government has been given four weeks before scheduling for the next hearing. It is to be seen if the new regulations will be enforced soon, more details regarding the same will be known in the coming days.

 

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