Transport Infrastructure

CIDCO Urban Transport Policy focusses the need to integrate land use planning with transport plan. The main objective of the urban transport policy is to reduce private car trips, improve public transport like mass transit system with improved level of services with people in focus. CIDCO explored a Transit Oriented Development and Transit oriented land use pattern to develop transport infrastructure of Navi Mumbai. A Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a mixed use residential or commercial area designed to maximize access to public transport, and often incorporates features to encourage transit utility. A TOD neighbourhood typically has a centre with a train station, metro station, bus stop surrounded by relatively high-density development with progressively lower-density development spreading outwards from the centre.

The development plan of Navi Mumbai provides for an integrated transportation system consisting of roads, railways, waterways and airways. All the nodes are to be well connected by a mass transportation system in the form of commuter railway, which is economical and cost-effective. City level high capacity expressways with controlled access are planned and are being constructed at the periphery of the development of nodes, to facilitate uninterrupted flow of inter-city and intra-city vehicular traffic, considering the overall requirement of Navi Mumbai residents as well as industrial and business people. Feeder road system has also been provided for safe and economical internal movement of nodal traffic. Other complementary transport systems, namely, water and air transport, are also contemplated in the Navi Mumbai transport development plan to provide faster modes of inter-city transport. The transport network takes care of demand of connectivity betwe en Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, Nhava-Sheva port, agricultural produce market, iron and steel markets, wholesale markets and Navi Mumbai International Airport.
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