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  1. i agree with you on almost all the points that you have mentioned , however in comparison with the current local rail network, this is surely an improvement.I dare say that these glitches or limitations would be addressed in the coming months.Likewise the comparison with the Delhi network may not be appropriate as the volumes at Delhi are much less as compared to Mumbai and the space constraint is much less or negligible at Delhi compared to Mumbai.

    1. @Ravishankar: This is not a comparison between the Mumbai metro and the Mumbai Railway network. The first was built and is managed by a private operator, one of India’s largest companies while the second is a government managed operation and still continues to provide low-cost, mostly efficient daily travel for much of the city.

      As for the Delhi metro comparison, I was referring to Connaught Place, undoubtedly one of Delhi’s most crowded hubs. And if the populations are not comparable, isn’t that even more reason to be extra vigilant with the Mumbai commuters?

      The metro going population in Mumbai has not reached unmanageable proportions (like train commuters). Yet, within a couple of months of its inauguration, the staff has stopped monitoring the platforms (which even when they began was limited to ONE member on the platform). On the other hand, the Delhi metro staff continues to monitor crowds years after its inauguration with not just one but several staff members on the platform. I think it is quite a fair comparison which only shows the Mumbai metro in very poor light.

    1. @Shaunak De: Surprisingly it seems to have its loyal defenders. I especially can’t understand comparing the metro to the Mumbai Railway service.

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