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Metro rails should be integrated transportation system: AI CMD

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Metro rails should be part of an integrated system incorporating buses and taxis, and not to be treated as an independent mode, CMD Pradeep today said.

While designing a metro rail, the authorities tend to forget that people will be approaching the trains using other urban modes, Kharola said.

"Why can't we go a step further and design a metro system as an " he asked at a symposium on 'Mass Rapid Systems for Urban Transport' here.

Kharola was the of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd since February 2015 till he took charge as CMD in December last year.

"The metro system is excellent once we are inside, but can the people access it?" he asked.

According to him, a metro system should be designed incorporating buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws so that it becomes easy for people to commute to and from a metro station.

Different modes of are not in competition, he said.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 22:30 IST