Boon for metro passengers across India! Last mile connectivity to get government’s attention


Boon for metro passengers across India! Last mile connectivity to get government’s attention

Great news for metro passengers across the country! After expanding and sustaining several metro rail networks and new metro lines across India, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs will now shift attention to improving the last-mile connectivity for metro passengers, according to an HT report.

This was one of the objectives articulated in the 2017 national metro policy. As part of the last mile connectivity, the Ministry has till now focused on feeder bus services, electric rickshaws, smart cycles which can be rented out, electric scooter services, as well as partnerships with cab aggregators. According to the national metro policy, the main objective is to ensure that the lowest cost mass transit mode is selected and used for the public transport.

The policy adds that towards this, the states must enhance other kinds of mass rapid transport systems, such as monorails or buses, and provide the last mile connectivity Read More

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