Saturday, 26 April 2014

Mumbai Metro - A journey together

Can you completely fall in love with a city?  With Mumbai you really can. The city, it gets into your system, if you live in Mumbai you never want to live anywhere else. It’s one of the ideal cities to experience a strong dose of adrenaline, if you are leading too comfortable life. Inspite of all that it is and all the unpleasantness that people have to contend with, the water-logged streets and the manic traffic jams but regardless of what the city is, it leaves you apologetically, missing the free spirit that is Mumbai.

Mumbai, the city that has innumerable colors and emotions, the highs and the lows, the dreams and the aspirations. With so much of character and yet, it continues to evolve. A city that is flourishing and generates about 5% of India’s GDP and contributes over one third of the country’s tax revenues. But one can’t help but point out the fact that the infrastructure needs a major dose of revamping. With the existing suburban systems under extreme pressure, with the bus system’s role limited to providing feeder services to railways. There are numerous constraints to expand the existing road network capacity. The need and want for an adequate road and rail improvements to match up to the future demand.

Come May, there is much to celebrate about. Mumbai will enter a new phase and have a new face. The traffic, the stress, the noise, the chaos will decrease if not disappear. Reliance Metro, India’s first private partnership operated mass rapid system, will be an answer to Mumbai’s overcrowded and inhuman transport system, providing a fast, easy and comfortable commute through high-speed trains.

It’s not been an easy task, constructing a 233-metre concrete bridge 17 meters above the ground with crush-packed local trains zipping past down below. A viaduct at 7 meters above the Andheri flyover on Western Express Highway—that’s a sampling of the engineering challenges whose high-precision solutions are getting fine-tuned in the office of the Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd on a daily basis. Reliance Metro, there is a lot that goes into the making of infrastructure projects like this. Machinery and technology have over the years enabled manmade structures to stand against nature's wrath and testing times. Moulded into the making of the most jaw-dropping engineering marvel, it has only left the human mind boggled, when one unravels the art and science that goes behind it. From the minds of who designed them to those who built, usually leading to a story of carving landmarks out of mere bricks and steel. All this would have not been possible without the help of Mumbaikars who celebrated all the good that happened and believed in us for bad that overcame.Through this blog we would continue to share day to day story of Mumbai metro, mumbaikar and the inspiration that keeps mumbaikar going. Thus inspiring one and all to have a nice day.

Welcome aboard to a journey that will be destination in itself. The journey that we would build together.

1 comment:

  1. I lost my Travel Card this morning, I was informed that I will need to pay any travel done on my lost card by some one else in case its used. the metro service cannot block our cards and therefore customers have to bear the loss of any missuse. how is this logical? how pathetic that a company like reliance does not take responsibility for their short comings in their system. why take money form us on our cards if you cannot replace the miss use??