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It's not costly. The increased costs is due to the result of that Haramkor who was unfortunately our first PM. If Congress bastards ever focused on Urban planning then we wouldn't have to build metro lines on elevated tracks. Building all that piers which requires enormous amounts of steel, cement and construction materials is the reason metro lines are expensive. If the roads were mandated to be 6 lanes in both directions 50-60 years ago then we could have simply built and fenced the tracks in the middle and ran our metro trains which wouldn't have taken more than a year to build metro connectivity to every part of the city. Or we could have also simply made every track line run underground.

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That looks cool and hunky dory but doesn't hold up in real life. That kind of system is not made for places with massive crowds such as India. Under that kind of system, the traffic would become snarled as pedestrians would get in the way of the traffic and there would be a higher incidence of pedestrian deaths and injuries.
 

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That looks cool and hunky dory but doesn't hold up in real life. That kind of system is not made for places with massive crowds such as India. Under that kind of system, the traffic would become snarled as pedestrians would get in the way of the traffic and there would be a higher incidence of pedestrian deaths and injuries.
That is why I said it should be fenced off and sky walks provided for people to get to other side of the road. Urban planning was never given a thought by Congress scums. These kind of setup is very common in Europe. In Europe you don't see many flyovers in the city because everything is well planned. At the most you might see one in busy junctions but not something ubiquitous like you see in Indian cities. Better urban planning would have done wonders for Indian economy.
 

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It's not costly. The increased costs is due to the result of that Haramkor who was unfortunately our first PM. If Congress bastards ever focused on Urban planning then we wouldn't have to build metro lines on elevated tracks. Building all that piers which requires enormous amounts of steel, cement and construction materials is the reason metro lines are expensive. If the roads were mandated to be 6 lanes in both directions 50-60 years ago then we could have simply built and fenced the tracks in the middle and ran our metro trains which wouldn't have taken more than a year to build metro connectivity to every part of the city. Or we could have also simply made every track line run underground.

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So, it is costly!
 

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It's not costly. The increased costs is due to the result of that Haramkor who was unfortunately our first PM. If Congress bastards ever focused on Urban planning then we wouldn't have to build metro lines on elevated tracks. Building all that piers which requires enormous amounts of steel, cement and construction materials is the reason metro lines are expensive. If the roads were mandated to be 6 lanes in both directions 50-60 years ago then we could have simply built and fenced the tracks in the middle and ran our metro trains which wouldn't have taken more than a year to build metro connectivity to every part of the city. Or we could have also simply made every track line run underground.

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Even planned Indian cities like Navi Mumbai, Noida and Gandhinagar have elevated metro rail systems because for our population density only elevated ones make sense and not the ones you show in your pic.
 

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Even planned Indian cities like Navi Mumbai, Noida and Gandhinagar have elevated metro rail systems because for our population density only elevated ones make sense and not the ones you show in your pic.
It all comes down to planning as I said. Europe is also very densely populated in cities but because they have designed their cities well they don't have to build flyovers everywhere. European cities are designed around people and public transport unlike US cities which are designed around cars. Better planning of our cities could have prevented building expensive flyovers everywhere.
 

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Ya'll Nibbiars The Mumbai Metro Line 3 Cuff Parade station progressing at a rapid pace. And will bring back one of the most iconic areas of South Mumbai on the rail map after 86 long years by connecting the unconnected areas from Colaba to SEEPZ.

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