The total length of roads in the state of Maharashtra is 2, 29, 302 km of which 2, 00, 430 are surfaced roads. Mumbai is linked to all the important cities and towns with the National Highways. The international motoring associations provide a carnet to the foreign tourists who are interested to bring there cars to India. For this it is very important to insure the cars which are not allowed to stay in the country for more than six months.
National Highways 3, 4,6,8,9 and 17 connects Mumbai with the rest of the country. The driving time may vary with the quality of roads traveling from Pune to Mumbai takes approximately 3 hours. The Maharashtra Sate Road Transport Corporation's buses cover an area of 1.2 million km with 15, 500 buses and a total of 19, 000 routes in the state. Other than this a local flavor in traveling can be tasted with non private taxis, auto rickshaws and intra city buses. The local buses run by the Bombay Electric Supply and Transportation Undertaking, or the BEST, carry a total of 4.2 million passengers.
The Maharashtra Sate Road Transport Corporation also provides luxury coach services connecting Mumbai with some major cities of Maharashtra and other adjoining states. The buses are available from the cities of Ahmedabad,Bangalore, Goa, Indore, Pune and Surat. The main bus terminal is near the Central Station in Mumbai.
The Western India Automobile Association provides car booking services, which are as follows: (terms and conditions applied)
|Terms And Conditions Applied|
|Type of Vehicle||Local Use 8 hrs/80 kms.||Extra Per Km.||Extra Per Hr.||Airport Transfer Return 4 Hrs/55Kms.||Driver's Outstation Allowance|
|Lancer / H.City||2000||20||125||1200||200|
|Mercedes 'E' Class||7500||75||700||4500||500|
|Scorpio/Qualis Non A/C||1200||8||65||1200||200|
|Toyota Innova A/C||2000||14||100||1800||200|
Last Updated on : 21 May 2013