Mumbai Metro
The Versova-Ghatkopar line of the metro rail, which became operational recently provided a vital east-west link reducing travel time from 90 minutes to just 20 minutes and it is in fact turning out to be a game changer both for property developer and travelling masses of the metropolitan city as it has provided a much needed boost for realtors along the metro corridor. Not just this, for many people residing in the suburbs, the mega infrastructure projects are going to make life much easier, said property analysts, adding that once both metro and monorail projects are implemented fully it will not just ease the traffic problems but also come as a major relief for residents, especially those residing in the eastern suburbs.

It is worth mentioning here that the Chembur-Wadala monorail section, which is India's first, is also set to become operational in the coming months after which the travel time between Wadala and Chembur will reduce by 21 minutes after the monorail is complete. The 19.54-kms monorail corridor is the world's second longest after Japan's Osaka corridor with a length of 23.8 kms. Six rakes will be pressed into service for Phase I. Once they are operational, the trains will run every nine minutes between Wadala and Chembur. According to official sources, there are seven stations in the first phase – Wadala, Bhakti Park, Mysore Colony, Bharat Petroleum, Fertiliser Township, VN Purav-RC Marg and Chembur. Commenting on the scenario, vice chairperson, Nahar Group, Manju Yagnik, said, "Local trains are the lifeline of Mumbai, however, they are burdened too much due to huge traffic and passengers rush and the arrival of the metro and monorail is going to make life hassle-free for the residents."