This article is for anyone who resides in Andheri (W), accesses Andheri Station during morning and evening peak hours and is harassed and fed up of the long traffic jams. This post is for those:
1. Who stay in Yari Road, Seven Bungalows, Versova, SVP Nagar MHADA, RTO, Lokhandwala Complex, Oshiwara MHADA, Millat Nagar, Veera Desai, Indian Oil, Apna Bazaar and all the other areas covered sweepingly in between.
2. Those who use either of the buses mentioned below to access Andheri station in the morning and the evening or auto rickshaws or two wheelers or private cars.
Bus Nos. 249, 250, 251, 252, 266, 268, 235, 242, 259, 254. The turnaround time of these buses and consequently the ability to serve more people has been severely diminished due to this congestion.
3. The larger impact is not just on those staying in Andheri but anybody using S V Road.
The affected people in above points should easily be 1,00,000.
There is a clear solution if there is support for the plan I have proposed in the letter below to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and the Metropolitan Commissioner of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). The letter and the attachment are in links below
I have not followed the matter as aggressively as I have suggested in the letter but will hopefully so in 2014. Any interest from other users of the same route will help. If you are one (or interested in resolving this) please do be in touch or drop a comment.
Picture gallery below will establish context with people who commute to Andheri station in the morning.
On a particularly jammed day I got down at the Sai Baba Temple / Bombay Cambridge School and decided to walk till the station taking photos of the conditions along the way.
I am an environmental activist based in Mumbai, who has been closely involved with numerous issues in Mumbai since the late 90s. Began activism in my early 20's. Deep philosophical interest in nature, sustainability and the purpose of human life since an early age.
In the decade of 2001-10 I played a pioneering role towards the conservation of mangrove forests in Mumbai co-founding Mangrove Society of India (Mumbai Chapter) and managing the Chapter for a decade.
Have worked on numerous urban issues in Mumbai aimed at improving the quality of life of Mumbai citizens. Solid waste management, tree cover, public transport, municipal budget and governance.
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