95269PATH Article - Goregaon, Malad get official share-an-auto routes
- Apr 17, 2014http://www.karmayog.in/traffic/article/goregaon-malad-get-official-share-auto-routes
Goregaon, Malad get official share-an-auto routes
Officials say due to increase in population in the suburbs, existing public
transport services are proving to be inadequate
Eight new sharing auto routes have been approved by the Mumbai Metropolitan
Region Transport Authority (MMRTA) apart from introducing new taxi and auto
All the eight share-a-rick routes approved are in the areas of Goregaon and
Malad (see box). Due to increasing residential population in some pockets of
western suburbs the existing public transportation network is unable to meet
to the demands, which prompted the authorities to approve new sharing auto
As per the details available five of the routes are from Malad East, while
the balance three for Goregaon West.
“Over the years, the total numbers of auto and taxi stands too have taken a
drop in Mumbai. Therefore, four such stands were approved by the MMRTA in
their meeting held last month,” said an official from the transport
department. The unions too have been raising their voices and concerns over
the dwindling number of stands in Mumbai.
The two auto rickshaw stands approved are at Phoenix Mall at LBS Road in
Kurla and Kapadia Nagar on CST Road of Kurla.
Similarly, the two taxi stands approved are at Hiranandani Complex in Powai
and on the Mumbai end of Airoli Toll Plaza at Mulund.
In the previous MMRTA meetings too, the authorities have approved several
other sharing taxi and auto routes all over Mumbai. Over 60 such routes
involving taxi and auto rickshaws have been approved for various locations of
Mumbai in the last couple of years.