Surat: Last mile connectivity is the key to success of mass transport. Surat is a city of 50 lakh and if 5 lakh people start using mass transport, it will help reduce congestion. But, for that to happen, the city needs good connectivity which is missing at present.
Dinesh Vaghela, an employee at the district collectorate, lives in Vesu. There is no mass transport for him to reach his office from home. Therefore, he is compelled to use his own vehicle. Surat city has more than 2,300km of roads and more than 60% people drive only cars.
In all, the civic body has planned 50 routes of the city buses, including feeder routes to connect different parts of Surat with Olpad, Kadodara and Sayan. Unless this is made operational soon, passenger flow like in Surat-Kamrej section is unlikely to increase.