Volvo to Study, Suggest Public Transport for Thane city

Thinking Cities
By Thinking Cities February 15, 2016 13:56

Volvo to Study, Suggest Public Transport for Thane city

Though Thane has grown as a city in the past decade, with many people choosing to make it their first home, public transportation is still a huge problem. To study and suggest a suitable mode of transport for the public, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) signed an MoU with Swedish company Volvo on Sunday under Make in India initiative.

Under this MoU, the company will survey the public and private transport system available in the city and recommend ways to improve it. It will also suggest ways to reduce air and noise pollution, and greenhouse gas emission among other things.

The MoU was signed at Hotel Trident in Bandra-Kurla Complex on Sunday in the presence of Sweden’s prime minister Stefan Lofven, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, industries minister Subhash Desai, Volvo’s president and CEO Martin Lundstedt, Volvo bus corporation India’s Akash Passey, TMC commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal and Thane mayor Sanjay More.

Thane resident Sachin Nile said, “With inadequate TMT bus services, we are heavily dependent on autorickshaws, which are quite limited in number. During peak hours, we have to wait in very long queues to get one. If a reputed company like Volvo is going to plan our city’s transport, I am sure the situation will improve.”

Thinking Cities
By Thinking Cities February 15, 2016 13:56