Ahmedabad, 30 September 2022
After Ahmedabad’s expensive Gujarat Metro Rail, much remains to be done. If Ahmedabad has to have good rail service, it will have to act like the Manhattan city of America. BJP’s three-engine government can also bring Metro Tax. There are many woks left to make. Parking is pending.
Ahmedabad Metro Rail is an expensive facility with low coverage. A metro rail network has to spend two hundred and three hundred crore rupees per kilometer. The cost of underground metro is Rs 400 crore. There are huge day to day expenses after investing in metro. The cost of operation is also very high. A total of 4,000 personnel, including police security, can be deployed in 100 km.
Be ready for Metro Vera
Cities like Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Manhattan have the fastest and better service than Ahmedabad. All these cities invest in public transport through taxes and fees, with special permission to build high-rise buildings around metro stations. Around the 100 km long metro rail track in Ahmedabad, such a tax can be levied in a short time. Permission has been given to build Bilgadingo. But no fee or tax is levied.
In some countries, cheap homes are built around metropolises. So that more and more people can come in the metro. Have to do it in Ahmedabad. The builder lobby has been given more FSI, but people have not got any benefit in cheap houses.
The 60 km around the metro area is to be made more walkable. More people can easily use public transport. At least 20 walkways are to be constructed. Instead of a walkway on the Sabarmati river, there was a need to build a walkway connecting the metro station. There is not even a single box today. People are not in the habit of walking in Ahmedabad, now with the advent of metro, people will have to make such a habit. For this we have to campaign.
To run the metro by creating paid parking for private vehicles around the metro, revenue will have to be generated. Parking is planned in the master plan of Ahmedabad. But it was not implemented. Political will to implement is not power, but money is power.
A lot left
Everything is not over with the introduction of metro rail. Metro Rail is one step. After that many facilities and financial planning will have to be done. There is still a long way to go, a lot has to be done to reduce the traffic problem of the city. With Metro 10 public transport service is a stop, not a final destination. There are still many camps left. So by 2025 the cost of metro rail can be 30 thousand crores.
Create a service like abroad
After the metro for public transport, many projects are coming up. You have to invest continuously. Long term integrated planning has to be done. A ‘Public Transport Programme’ is to be created. Costly roads will have to be built to reduce traffic, pollution and accidents. Will have to compete with foreign cities. Only when this happens, the investment of Rs 50,000 crore of public service will be useful to the people.
Ahmedabad and Manhattan have a lot in common
Like Ahmedabad, Manhattan of America has also been at the center of many important cultural movements in America. The center of America’s independence has been Manhattan and Ahmedabad has been the center of India.
Manhattan is the administrative borough of New York City. The city is on Manhattan Island near the mouth of the Hudson River. This is the most developed area. The US has the highest population density of 60 sq km. There are 71,201 houses per kilometer which is the most densely populated area in the whole world. Per capita income is $2 million. One of the wealthiest regions of the United States.
The Manhattan area is considered the economic engine of New York, providing employment to approximately 23 million people. As is the Kot area of Ahmedabad. Manhattan has a daily population of 28.7 million. In which 15 lakh people come by railways. This is more than any city in the US country or any other country. There are 8 million homes in Manhattan. The number of people who own a home in Manhattan is as high as 20.3%.
New York’s subway system is the largest subway system in the world in terms of mileage and largest number of stations. Iceland Manhattan is the most isolated area to use public transportation in the United States. People with private cars are rare here. In 2000, 75 percent of Manhattan residents did not buy a car despite owning a home. But 72 percent of Manhattanites use public transportation. Whereas 18 percent people use their own vehicle. A company named Amtrak provides inter-city passenger rail service. In Ahmedabad, 90 percent of the households have a vehicle.
88 percent of Americans use a personal vehicle. Only 5 percent people use public vehicles.
There are 147 subway stations in Manhattan. While number two is the Subway Port Authority Trans-Hudson System. Columbus Circle Metro Station is one of the busiest metro stations in the city. Grand Central Terminal, Terminal Railway Station is a famous landmark of the city. Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal are the busiest stations in the United States. One-third of total passenger users and two-thirds of total rail commuters live in New York and its surrounding areas.
Rail and Bus fare payment through Metro Card does.
About 120,000 vehicles pass through The Lincoln Tunnel, which runs under the Hudson River between New Jersey and Manhattan, making it the busiest tunnel in the world. The Queen’s Mid Town Tunnel was built in 1040 to ease traffic over the pool. It was the largest independent project at the time.
There are three public heliports in Manhattan.
The world’s first hybrid taxi is also seen in Manhattan.
In 2004, New York’s city bus service, the MTA, carried 740 million people annually.
New York’s Yellow Cab is a prestigious, car from anywhere in the city. If there is a need for a facility, you can also use that facility by calling.
Manhattan also has millions of bicycle users. Staten Island Ferry operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
New York has the cleanest air, despite cars consuming diesel-hybrid and compressed natural gas.
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