Mumbai has more cars per kilometer than any other city
Statistics from the state transport ministries has revealed that Mumbai has the highest density of private cars on the road compared to any other city in the country.
According to stats acquired by Times of India, Mumbai has 430 cars per kilometer of road. The next in line are Kolkata with 308 cars/km and Pune with 248 cars/km.
The nation’s capital, despite having the highest number of cars (approximately 28 lakh), has a car density of only 93 cars/km. Mumbai has around 8.6 lakh private cars in comparison.
The congestion traffic is also more severe for Mumbai considering 172 cars are added to the city’s roads each day. But, the length of the road has stayed at 2000 km since the last 6 years.
The lower cost of purchasing a new vehicle coupled with the inefficient public transport system has given a rise to the number of cars in the city. While the state government has received proposals ranging from increasing taxes, allowing car purchase only after proof of permanent parking, increasing fuel cost etc, not much has been done at the ground level to keep the meteoric rise in the number of cars in check.
Statistics by Times of India