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2.87 lakh vehicles added on Mumbai roads in 2018-19

With the vehicles on Mumbai roads witnessing an exponential increase, the city has been posed with the issue of traffic congestion

2.87 lakh vehicles added on Mumbai roads in 2018-19
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According to the Environment Status Report (ESR) 2018-19 compiled by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC), 2.87 lakh vehicles were added in Mumbai in the last year. The report also shares, that the total number of vehicles in Mumbai as of March 2019 is 36.4 lakh. This translates to a growth of 7.9 per cent in the number of vehicles in the last year.

The report further indicated that out of the 2.87 lakh vehicles added, the highest number is that of two-wheelers at 1.8 lakh followed by cars, SUVs and station wagons, which constitute to 68,209 as compared to 2018.

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On the other hand, the taxis/cabs registered a dip of 8,415 whereas auto-rickshaws and buses registered an increase by 30,622 and 1,212 respectively since March 2018.

With the vehicles on Mumbai roads witnessing an exponential increase, the city has been posed with the issue of traffic congestion.

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Out of the 36.4 lakh vehicles in the city, the highest composition is of two-wheelers at 58.61 per cent, followed by 29.67 per cent cars, SUVs and station wagons. Along with this, there are 3.28 per cent taxis/cabs and 5.84 per cent auto-rickshaws and 0.44 per cent buses on the city's roads.

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