The automotive sector seems to be taking all the blows from the government to curb pollution in cities. First it was Delhi with the odd-even rule and the ban on large displacement diesel engines, and now Mumbai is following suit. According to the Comprehensive Mobility Plan that was submitted last month by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the government could implement four proposals to reduce pollution and congestion in the city:
The Comprehensive Mobility Plan also aims at encouraging public transport over the use of private vehicles. It proposes to build 34 dedicated bus lanes in the city to increase the frequency and improve punctuality of buses. The plan also suggests widening around 700km of roads, imposing charges for parking on the road, building 19 flyovers, 29 rail overbridges, six elevated roads and more than a 100 cycling tracks. The project will carry on till 2034 and its cost is estimated at Rs 1.55 lakh crore.