Why Mumbai’s mojo lies beyond its locals
- As a changing megacity gets back to full throttle, it will have to look past trains to make commutes multi-modal
- As newer business districts emerged away from downtown, Mumbai’s commute is no longer only on the north-south axis. The east-west commutes cannot be serviced by the local trains
MUMBAI : The excitement was palpable—at multiple entrances to Andheri rail station, at ticket counters with long queues, on platforms with careful crowds, in train compartments with fist bumps, elbow shakes and smiles behind colourful masks. Mumbai was back in (train) business.