Recently, while returning from my intern evening time i have come across this weird problem faced by around 10000 people or even more who are unlucky enough to travel by this road. Its just not badly packed but its damn jam packed.
On my last trip back to IIT at 7 pm [ x-( ], I overhead someone telling his colleague, as to how this traffic is not modern but its happening since past 15 years or so. Surprised at this fact, i tried to listen more. It turns out that the bottleneck being the small width of the very long road just outside IIT-Bombay. No rickshaw-waala dares enter that zone unless he is new to the area or he is out of his mind (they are generally male. Never seen a female rickshaw driver :P). The entire project of this great problem is been given to a private construction company which is too big to consider this problem up to the mark to solve it. huh !! The person telling all this was pretty confident so i guess it must be true. He added, the company started by building the Hiranandani flyover which we see now.
But the work seems to have taken a sleeping pill after that one.
A bottleneck is any part of the system where the natural flow is obstructed causing waits and delays. It hinders movement along the pathway, determining the pace at which the whole process works.
Anyways, who knows what exactly the reason is. The road needs to be widened and for that it will have to eat some of the IITB space and on the other side some space which is occupied by a bunch of stores. There have been attempts of making it wider. Laxmi restaurant was shifted back and many others were removed. I guess the work was in progress at some time. I just hope it resumes quickly if there is any bottleneck in there in the system itself (I m talking about the decision takers).