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With metro rail systems expanding its network across India, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has turned its attention to improving last-mile connectivity for better commuting experience in metro cities. The Ministry has started focusing on feeder bus services, electric rickshaws, rented cycles, electric scooter services, and partnerships with cab aggregators.
According to the Metro Rail Policy launched in 2017, the objective of the Ministry is to ensure the lowest cost mass transit mode is selected for public transport. The states must make the metro self-sustaining, enhance other kinds of mass rapid transport systems, such as monorails or buses, and provide last mile connectivity, between the metro station and the commuters’ destinations.
“We have already drafted a last-mile connectivity plan across all operational metros; the aim is to provide a safe and economical ecosystem for daily commuting,” said Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs in a recent interview. The Central Government has already drafted a last-mile connectivity plan for 10 metros in cities such as Delhi, Bangalore, and Kochi.
The new Metro Rail policy had also aimed to enhance metro rail revenues through a feeder system. Every proposal for metro rail should necessarily include proposals for feeder systems that help to enlarge the catchment area of each metro station at least to 5 km. Last-mile connectivity through pedestrian pathways, Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) infrastructure, and induction of facilities for paratransit modes will be essential requirements for availing any central assistance for the proposed metro rail projects.
This article first appeared on urbantransportnews.com
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