Anjum Parwez, managing director of BMRCL, claims that the 175 km of commuter metros in Bengaluru will be finished by June 2025.
Story so far: The project worth over ₹16,000 crores will contribute to decongesting the city. The biggest obstacles to urban mobility, in Parwez’s opinion, are the integration of multi-modal transportation networks and motivating people to use public transportation instead of individualized transportation options.
- Despite the metro’s considerable contribution to city decongestion, experts have noted that Bengaluru’s transportation issues won’t be solved by the metro.
Importance of public transportation: The BMLTA law was presented to the state Assembly in September of this year. It will serve as a super-authority and work with other organizations on issues involving traffic and mobility in Bengaluru. The city needs better planning, as well as a coordinated strategy for mass transit and public transportation.