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27th October 2022, Pro. Alan Wann, he explained about transportation system. We saw some good example of different cities where how public transportation are working and numbers of people are using it. Along with that we discussed about how public transportation would be for citizen.

Population is the global issue. Population growth is rapidly accelerating day by day. The world’s population has increased from about 2.5 billion in 1950 to over 7.5 billion now and is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. (Information source mentioned in reference). According to my perspective, the future will be really difficult due to several concerns like habitat and transportation. People used to live in two- to three-story apartments several decades ago in many nations. Now that some flats have been replaced with skyscrapers, there have been vertical developments.


Urbanism is a crucial component of architecture. The city, which boasts a wide variety of cultures for people of all ages. Mumbai has 12.5 million residents. Every time, there are traffic problems in the city. For instance, if a person wants to go 10 kilometers in Mumbai, private transportation would need 2 hours, but local transportation would just require 30 to 40 minutes. Because of this, the bulk of commuters use local trains to get from one location to another. Systems of public transportation can regulate the use of fossil fuels and private vehicles. It aids in opening up prospects in the worldwide market. On the other side, public transportation can manage the condition of the city.

One of the greatest public transit systems for commuters is in Mumbai. I’d want to start by concentrating on city development. The city’s approach is kind of linear, as seen in the city’s plan on Google. According to my observations, the train runs every five minutes and only pauses to allow passengers to shift about for 15-20 seconds. There is linear city growth and a local train that connects the city’s periphery, while in the other, there are many people utilizing the local train for everyday necessities.


The oldest railway network in Asia, the Mumbai Suburban Train is a descendant of the British East India Company’s first passenger railway. The Great Indian Peninsula Railway (now Central Railway), which covered the 34-kilometer distance between Thane and Bori Bunder (now Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus) at April 16, 1853, was the first to operate a train. With a stop at Bhandup to refuel the locomotive’s water tanks, the 14-coach train travelled the 34 km distance in 1.25 hours.

The Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway (formerly known as Western Railway) operated the subsequent significant train between Virar and Churchgate in April 1867. On this line, Colaba was also added as a stop; however, it was eventually closed. The first EMU service, which used 1.5 kV DC traction, began on the Central line on 3 February 1925 from Victoria Terminus (now Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus) to Coorla Harbour (now Kurla). On 5 January 1928, it also began on the Western line from Churchgate to Borivali. The whole network had been switched over to 25 kV 50 Hz AC traction by 2016. (Information Wikipedia link mentioned in reference)


Global population is becoming a problem. Cities in several regions of the world are crowded and overpopulated. Recreational space is not available. Skyscrapers are a good way to expand a small site and give a city a more contemporary appearance. Metro and buses would be available for short distances with reasonable ticket prices, but a high-speed train or bullet train would be needed for longer distances, such as between cities. Encourage the use of tiny boards in educational institutions. The street layout permits traffic from all types of vehicles, including big trucks, bicycle lanes, and pedestrian areas.


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