Improving the State of Mumbai's Roads: Reform Agenda and Strategic Framework
NICMAR Journal of Construction Management, Vol.XXII No.III, pp 24-30 (Jul-Sept 2007)
11 Pages Posted: 4 May 2013
Date Written: June 1, 2007
Mumbai is a rapidly growing city with huge economic growth potential and is vying to emerge as a world class city. However, unlike other world class cities, it does not have good physical infrastructure to support the economic growth and to improve the quality of life. Roads are an important constituent of city infrastructure which need to be of very good standards to be called as a world class city. Therefore, there is a definite need for improving the way roads are laid down and maintained in Mumbai city. This requires understanding the current scenario of roads and management, causes of shortcomings and charting a reform agenda for improvement, which are presented in this paper. Further, a strategic framework is needed to operationalise the reform agenda, which has been laid down by the Core Group of Bombay First after extensive deliberations. The paper also discusses this model and concludes with some positive comments on recent developments.
Keywords: Road Infrastructure, Maintenance, Management, Reform Agenda, Strategic Framework
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