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Mumbai Urban Transport Project—Development and Challenges


  • P Nair

    (ICFAI University)

  • Deepak Kumar

    (ICFAI University Press)


The Suburban Railway system in Mumbai is perhaps the most complex, densely loaded and intensively utilized system in the world. Due to the magnitude of the project and the need for continuous assistance and involvement of the Government of Maharashtra, a separate corporation, the Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC) was set up jointly between the Ministry of Railways and the Government of Maharashtra. MRVC has made substantial improvements in the Mumbai suburban railway system since its inception, but it has to go a long way. This paper discusses the developments and the challenges of MRVC and a brief description of suburban systems of different Indian metro cities has also been presented.

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  • P Nair & Deepak Kumar, 2005. "Mumbai Urban Transport Project—Development and Challenges," Urban/Regional 0505006, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpur:0505006
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    1. SK Mishra & JW Lyngskor, 2005. "Nutritional Aspects of Poverty among Casual Labourer Households in Shillong (India)," Urban/Regional 0504006, EconWPA, revised 24 May 2005.
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    Urban Transport Project;

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    • R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics

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