India, Sept. 24 -- Days before the dates for the Maharashtra Assembly elections were announced, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had said the government's plan was to integrate the whole of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) via Metro, so anyone travelling from one place to another in MMR reaches his destination within 60 minutes. "We are creating a green transportation system which will carry one crore commuters by 2024. Mumbai will boast of the country's largest Metro network and will also be the first city where integrated ticketing services project will be implemented," Fadnavis had said, as he shared the dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mumbai.

Mumbaiites have been shown this dream of seamless travel by multiple governments i...