Anyhow the present metro service in Hyderabad is not given the desired result more due to only one route is started. If it is fully operated the traffic problem may come down.
With this development, the Chennai International Airport will also have a face lift, as those landing at late hours can easily reach their destinations and then take an auto back home.
Chennai authorities messed up the MRTS facilities a few years ago. What is needed for huge traffic is the connectivity to the nearest stations of the metro, the MRTS and the EMU trains. The State Government should come out of its deep slumber and even give licenses to private operators to ply vans and shared autos to such places on a regular basis. Certain places are well connected but others are not. To give one simple example, at Saidapet, right in the heart of Chennai, the station is quite far away from the bus station. The trick is to introduce services that will take passengers from the bus station to the railway station very quickly. Once the metro is fully operational, if the State Government does this, people will not mind spending the extra amount to travel by metro trains, that will still be cheaper than the Ola cars.
Even with limited metro services, the number of people using it on weekends has gone up by leaps and bounds. There is a huge demand for more services, as the services are fully air-conditioned. Chennai s roads are among the best in the country, since the connectivity is so huge and one can also take a bus to an intermediate place and then reach the final destination. For example, Broadway, the Central Business District of Chennai, where several hundreds of thousands of rupees change hands in minutes, can be reached via the beach road buses or those that ply through the prestigious Mount Road.
When Metro is expanded to other parts, in less than ten years, most old buildings on Mount Road will go, and one can see twenty storied buildings all over. This has already happened on the Old Mahabalipuram Road.
So, the connecting services will make a huge difference in the years to come.
Since the new government has come to the power, the infrastructure has improved a lot. Soon there wouldn't be any night here because the considering the Delhi as well as the NCR areas the growth is huge. If I am correct then the Delhi is the only city having the maximum flyovers in throughout world. Pl. correct if I am wrong.
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Even this challenging situation would ease
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Once this starts the airport taxis will have less demand and they have to start looking for other ways to get their clients and bookings.
This year Bangalore metro has also got the sanction for getting the metro up to the Bangalore airport.