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Old 1st December 2008, 12:54   #1
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Read news about elevated Walk Ways in Mumbai.



Seems to be a good idea and wish other cities too have them.

More can be read from this link:The Hindu Business Line : Mumbai pedestrians can walk safe in the sky
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This walkway is full worth at the place its been build from Bandra East station to BKC it takes about 15-20mins to walk and watch the surroundings feels great,it saves the autoricksha fare for such a short distance :P
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Seems to be a good idea and wish other cities too have them.
There are many elevated walkways in Delhi too.
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Not as long as the one mentioned here.
The ones here are usuallt to cross the busy streets.
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There are plans for many more walkways in Mumbai. My dad is personally involved in their execution.
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that just something i wished and talked about years back to few of my friends at my place.they felt it rather amusing and funny.well this is awesome and just as i imagined.good work cheers:
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There are elevated walkways in quite a few places now, however most people avoid them and prefer to run across the road.
Every time I go to the Auto Expo in pragati maidan, I see cops requesting people to use the walkways but people prefer crossing the road disrupting traffic,
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I simply love that walkaway at Bandra East ! Feels great to walk up there without the fear of traffic / hawkers (how long is the question )

I hope there are a lot more walkaways built in congested areas - will save a lot of time and money.

But all I see is someone or some group always opposing the walkaways - the one that's planned outside Dadar station.

@ Salil - whats happening with the Dadar walkaway ? Any updates from your dad?
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Not as long as the one mentioned here.
The ones here are usuallt to cross the busy streets.
The ones near Pragati Maidaan are quite big.
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yes this walkway is wonderful.. just hope they dont execute those plans of using both sides for hawkers.. or use the sides for placing hoarding.. that simply spoils the whole fun..
Eg: Before the FOB in bandra station was such crap to walk through all covered up and with those hawkers.. now it is so much fun and looks so airy and open.. the slums around are another thing.. but that we can still live with..
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Elevated walkway appears to be a great idea for both pedestrians and vehicle users.

While walkers are safe and can move quickly vehicles below move more smoothly.

Mumbai 1.3 KM stretch seems to take one lakh users per day.

If only one is constructed connecting Madurai Railway Station-Madurai Periyar Bus Stand - Madurai Meenakshi temple.Sigh..... I can dream can't I?
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The way human psychology goes is pretty idiotic.

I have seen that ppl in general avoid elevated walkways to cross the road. However, they would take the subways without much ado.

I guess its more to do with the fact that in a walkway - you need to FIRST climb and then decend.
Whereas in a subways its the other way round - descend first and climb later.

Although effort wise both are same, but humans prefer to delay this "effort" as much as possible.

Lazy and shortsighted humans.
*shakes head*
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Re: Alpha's post - Trichur Round has a subway, near the Muncipal Office (MO) road. No body uses them. No body.
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The way human psychology goes is pretty idiotic.

I have seen that ppl in general avoid elevated walkways to cross the road. However, they would take the subways without much ado.

I guess its more to do with the fact that in a walkway - you need to FIRST climb and then decend.
Whereas in a subways its the other way round - descend first and climb later.

Although effort wise both are same, but humans prefer to delay this "effort" as much as possible.

Lazy and shortsighted humans.
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Hahaha , nice one alpha1

By the way, Hyderabad too has them since a long time on some of the busiest roads here.
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This walkway in the pic above is very close to my office in BKC. Most commuters prefer taking the normal road to the station as this walkway takes almost double the time to reach the railway platform.
It is safer but people in bombay value their time much more than safety.
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