Mumbai, Nov. 11 -- In 2016, an Environmental Impact Assessment Report prepared by a consultancy firm at the behest of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) included a section based on traffic surveys that were conducted at 17 locations where major highways met nodal arterial roads.

The report was meant to study the feasibility of the coastal road project - an ambitious project that aims to connect south Mumbai to its northern suburb, Kandivli - and found that cars, taxis and jeeps (light fast vehicles) dominated the traffic volume count. At Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj international airport - one of the locations selected -nearly 68% of the average daily traffic comprised light fast vehicles. According to Vijay Nighot, chief...