Mumbai is famously known in India as the center of industry and modernity but due to lack of facilities and heavy traffic, it could damage the image of the city. Government of Maharashtra, Railway Ministry and World Bank aims to resolve the traffic congestion and improve the standard of living in the region which is why they have formulated the Mumbai Urban Transport Project. The goal of the project is enhance the suburban railway system. But in order to meet the future road requirements, Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project was created.
The goals of the projects are:
- To formulate a model that improves the transportation and communication
- To link the North and South roads in the sub-urban, including the connection to Mass Rapid Transit
- To connect the East and West roads in the sub-urban
- To offer easy and fast public transportation
- To provide footpaths, subways and skywalks for the convenience of the commuters and pedestrians
- To provide traffic-free roads to Airports
- To prevent railroad crossing in the city
- Construct bus terminals/stations and to build facilities for passengers’ needs
Infrastructures included in the MUIP are subways for vehicles and commuter, flyovers, DP roads, skywalks, ROBs and elevated roads.