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TMT Bus Service
Parent Thane Municipal Corporation
Founded 9 February 1989
Headquarters Wagle Depot, Wagle Estate, Thane (West)-400604
Locale Thane metropolitan area
Service area Thane City
Mumbai Suburbs
Mira-Bhayandar
Navi Mumbai
Service type Local, Limited bus,
Operator Thane Municipal Transport Undertaking
general manager Shri Ashok kumar Rankhamb
Website Transport Department Thane City

The Thane Municipal Corporation Transport Service, operating under the name Thane Municipal Transport (T.M.T) is the transport wing of Thane Municipal Corporation, which operates a large number of bus lines in the Thane metropolitan area. These buses are called Thane Municipal Transport or T.M.T bus. TMT bus serves the entire Thane City. It also has operation outside city limits into neighbouring Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Mira-Bhayandar.

History[edit]

Origins[edit]

TMT's New AC Bus

Thane Municipal Corporation started its own transport service on 9 February 1989, known as TMT. TMT is the major bus service provider in Thane. TMT has all its bus depots in Thane and numerous bus stops. The biggest depot is at Wagle Estate.TMT plys its buses inside Thane city and also towards Kalwa & Mumbra. TMT bus ply from Thane to Mira Road, Mulund, Borivali, Andheri and BKC.

Info Details
No of Buses 316
No of Routes 47
No of Depot 2 (Kalwa Depot & Wagale Estate Depot)
No of Bus Stands 8
No of Bus Stops 374[1]
Running K.M. Per Day 63135
No of Bus Trips per Day 7114
Bus Travellers Per Day 280017
Daily Income Rs. 1388547/-
Running K.M. Per day Per Bus 211
No of Employees 2558

Formation of TMT Undertaking[edit]

Thane Municipal Corporation started its own transport service on 9 February 1989, known as TMT ~ Thane Municipal Transport. As Thane was growing fast both in the way of the economy as well as its population, as Thane was ignored by BEST in the early days.

Operations[edit]

TMT NEW BUS

The TMT uses CNG & diesel powered buses for its operation. Majority of the TMT display boards will only have destination name written in Marathi. A few newer buses with electronic display board are introduced in the fleet, which have destination with the route number flashing in Marathi as well as English on front & back of the buses.

The TMT bus routes are spread city wides and also to neighbouring cities. The TMT operates inter-city services to three different areas beyond the municipal limits of Thane city, i.e. into the limits of the bordering corporations of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Mira-Bhayandar. The TMT supplements suburban rails, which is the mass carrier on Thane city region. The internal places of Thane city which are far from the Thane Rly Stn are connected by TMT.

Thane City[edit]

The local bus service of the city, which are operated by TMC. The internal places of Thane city which are far from the Thane Rly Stn are connected by TMT. The major concentration has always been Thane city & with vast growing population in the city. The normal routes as well as inter city routes provide the services to the commuters.

Thane Suburbs[edit]

It is not official, but some faraway places from the Thane Rly Stn are known as its suburbs, like the Ghodbunder Road, Kolshet, Balkum, etc. which are beyond the Agra road. TMT services are not so frequent as in the city but it services the area along with other public transport undertaking.

Kalwa - Mumbra[edit]

Next station from Thane in Central Railways, the areas are covered by the TMT services, it has its oldest depot at Kalwa.


Mira - Bhayander[edit]

The area of Mira Road was connected to the Thane by the TMT. From various places of Thane it starts its services towards Mira Road Rly Stn (E). The inter city connection between the Thane city (which is on the central side) & Mira - Bhayandar (which on the western side).


Navi Mumbai[edit]

The city of Navi Mumbai is not yet connected by the TMT, except for the border areas like Vitava. In future it plans to start its services to Vashi & CBD Belapur.


Mumbai Suburbs[edit]

Predominately the BEST is the largest public transport provider in the Mumbai city & suburbs. TMT connects the last station in Mumbai suburb Mulund to the various parts of the Thane city. TMT's Air-conditioned buses connect Borivali (the western Suburb) with Thane via Ghodhbunder Road and from Kasarwadavli to Andheri via LBS Road and from Patlipada to BKC via Eastern Express Highway. TMT has plans to extend the services to area like Bhandup, Vikhroli towards south & also in western side of the Mumbai.


Kalyan - Dombivli[edit]

Like Navi Mumbai, the cities of Kalyan - Dombivli are not yet connected by the TMT, but the inner areas are connected to Thane by the undertaking. TMT is planning to extend its services Kalyan - Dombivli cities.

Fare[edit]

TMT (Borivali Route Bus)

The TMT have several different options to pay the fares for the bus. The fares vary depending on the type. Paper tickets are valid only for single journey. CommuterS also have the option to buy monthly and quarterly passes. Student gets discounts on monthly and quarterly passes and senior citizen get discount for weekly, fortnightly, monthly and quarterly passes.

Single journey fares are valid only for single trip between any two points. They are issued on paper ticket by the bus conductor. All fare payments must be made in cash. The fare depends on distance of the destination. Single journey fare are not valid for transfers.

All fares are in Indian Rupees.

Depot and Important Bus Routes[edit]

Main article: TMT Bus routes

The TMT uses CNG & powered diesel buses. All buses are tagged with a route number and its corresponding destination. They are displayed in the front (in Marathi).
Bus Depots ~ 2 (Kalwa Depot & Wagle Estate Depot), Bus Stands ~ 8, Bus Stops ~ 374
Majority of TMT buses consist of ordinary route. The few limited halt routes that were started in 1999-2000 were phased out and converted to ordinary routes.

For the very first time, 10 new air conditioned (AC) buses of the Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) are added to the fleet. The service commence from Thane Rly Stn (E) - Kopri to Borivali Rly Stn (E) via Ghodbunder Road. In October 2014 TMT added 10 more Volvo (AC) buses and started two new AC routes: AC125. Kasarwadavli to Andheri (E) via. LBS and AC126. Patlipada to BKC via. Eastern Express Highway.

Bus routes[edit]

A/C Routes
Route type Route No Starting Destination Route Description
Air-conditioned AC-65 Thane Rly Stn (E) - Kopri Borivali Rly Stn (E)

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Thane Rly Stn (E), Kopri Bridge, Teen Haath Naka, Nitin Company, Cadbury Junction, Majiwada, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Patlipada, Waghbil Naka, Kasarvadavli, Owala, Gaymukh, Kajupada, Fountain Hotel, Kashimira, Dahisar Check Naka, National Park, Borivali Rly Stn (E)

[3]

The routes given below are as on 26 August 2010.

Bus No 56 at Thane Station
Normal Routes
Route type Route No Starting Point Destination Route
Ordinary 6 Wagle Depot Vrindavan Society via Indira Nagar, Kamgar Hospital, Nitin Company, Hari Niwas, Thane Rly Stn (W), Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill
Ordinary 8 Thane Rly Stn (W) Shastri Nagar Teen Haath Naka, Nitin Company, Cadbury Junction, Vartak Nagar
Ordinary 9 Thane Rly Stn (W) Shivai Nagar via Jambhli Naka, Ambedkar Road, Khopat, Cadbury Junction, Vartak Nagar
Ordinary 10 Thane Rly Stn (W) Gawand Baug (Upavan) via Hari Niwas, Makhmali Talao, ST Workshop, Khopat, Cadbury Junction, Vartak Nagar, Shivai Nagar, Upavan Lake
Ordinary 11 Thane Rly Stn (W) Kokanipada (Pokharan Road No.2) via Hari Niwas, Makhmali Talao, ST Workshop, Khopat, Pratap Cinema, Naralipada, Oswal Park, Gandhi Nagar, Neelkanth Terminal
Ordinary 12 Thane Rly Stn (W) Pawar Nagar via Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Oswal Park, Gandhi Nagar, Vasant Vihar
Limited LTD Thane Rly Stn (W) Pawar Nagar via Teen Haath Naka, Nitin Company, Cadbury Junction, Oswal Park, Vasant Vihar
Ordinary 13 Thane Rly Stn (W) Kalwa Depot via Jambhli Naka, RTO, Kalwa Bridge
Ordinary 14 Thane Rly Stn (W) Bhim Nagar Teen Haath Naka, Nitin Company, Cadbury Junction, Vartak Nagar
Ordinary 15 Thane Rly Stn (W) Ganpati Pada via Jambhli Naka, RTO, Kalwa Bridge, Kalwa Depot, Vitava
Ordinary 16 Thane Rly Stn (W) Patonapada (Yeoor) via Jambhli Naka, Ambedkar Road, Khopat, Cadbury Junction, Vartak Nagar, Shivai Nagar, Yeoor Village
Ordinary 17 Thane Rly Stn (W) Lakshmi Nagar (Chirag Nagar) via Jambhli Naka, Ambedkar Road, Khopat, Cadbury Junction
Ordinary 20 Thane Rly Stn (W) Kajuwadi via Hari Niwas, Gurukul Society, Nitin Company, Louiswadi
Ordinary 23 Lokmanya Nagar Vrindavan Society via Yashodhan Nagar, Kamgar Hospital, Passport Office, Mulund Check Naka, Teen Haath Naka, Hari Niwas, Thane Rly Stn (W), Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill
Ordinary 24 Lokmanya Nagar Rutu Park via Yashodhan Nagar, Kamgar Hospital, Passport Office, Mulund Check Naka, Teen Haath Naka, Hari Niwas, Thane Rly Stn (W), Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Vrindavan Society
Ordinary 26 Lokmanya Nagar Majiwada via Yashodhan Nagar, Kamgar Hospital, Passport Office, Mulund Check Naka, Teen Haath Naka, Hari Niwas, Thane Rly Stn (W), Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka
Ordinary 27 Thane Rly Stn (W) Majiwada via Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka
Ordinary 30 Anand Nagar Daulat Nagar via Mukand Company, Vitava, Kalwa Depot, Kalwa Bridge, RTO, Jambhli Naka, Thane Rly Stn (W), Kopri Bridge, Bara Bunglow, Prem Nagar
Ordinary 31 Vrindavan Society Bim's Paradise via Castle Mill, Jambhli Naka, Thane Rly Stn (W), Kopri Bridge, Bara Bunglow, Prem Nagar
Ordinary 35 Kharegaon Lokmanya Nagar via Kharegaon Naka, Kalwa Bridge, RTO, Jambhli Naka, Thane Rly Stn (W), Hari Niwas, Almeda Road, Nitin Company, Cadbury Junction, Vartak Nagar, Kores Company, Yashodhan Nagar
Ordinary 36 Kharegaon Lokmanya Nagar via Kharegaon Naka, Kalwa Bridge, RTO, Jambhli Naka, Thane Rly Stn (W), Hari Niwas, Almeda Rd, Nitin Company, Kamgar Hospital, Indira Nagar
Ordinary 38 Thane Rly Stn (W) Sahyadri Society via Gadkari Rangayatan, Jambhli Naka, RTO, Kalwa Bridge
Ordinary 39 Thane Rly Stn (W) Parsik Nagar via Jambhli Naka, RTO, Kalwa Bridge, Kharegaon Naka
Ordinary 40 Thane Rly Stn (W) Kharegaon via Jambhli Naka, RTO, Kalwa Bridge, Kharegaon Naka
Ordinary 41 Parsik Nagar Shree Nagar via Kharegaon Naka, Kalwa Bridge, RTO, Jambhli Naka, Thane Rly Stn (W), Malhar Cinema, Teen Haath Naka, Mulund Check Naka, Passport Office, Wagle Circle
Ordinary 43 Kharegaon Kisan Nagar via Kharegaon Naka, Kalwa Bridge, RTO, Jambhli Naka, Thane Rly Stn (W), Malhar Cinema, Teen Haath Naka, Mulund Check Naka, Passport Office
Ordinary 46 Thane Rly Stn (W) Panchaganga via Jambhli Naka, RTO, Kalwa Bridge, Rabodi
Ordinary 47 Thane Rly Stn (W) Shruti Park via Hari Niwas, Makhmali Talao, ST Workshop, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi
Ordinary 50 Thane Rly Stn (W) Gaymukh via Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Patlipada, Waghbil Naka, Kasarvadavli Naka, Owala
Ordinary 51 Thane Rly Stn (W) Waghbil via Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Patlipada, Waghbil Naka
Ordinary 52 Thane Rly Stn (W) Patlipada (Hiranandani Estate) via Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Patlipada
Ordinary 53 Wagle Depot Owala via Indira Nagar, Kamgar Hospital, Nitin Company, Hari Niwas, Thane Rly Stn (W), Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Vrindavan Society, Rutu Park, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Patlipada, Waghbil Naka, Kasarvadavli
Ordinary 54 Thane Rly Stn (W) Kasarvadavli via Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Patlipada, Waghbil Naka, Kasarvadavli Naka
Ordinary 55 Thane Rly Stn (W) Azad Nagar via Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Manpada
Ordinary 56 Thane Rly Stn (W) Kokanipada Chitalsar (Tikujiniwadi) via Hari Niwas, Makhmali Talao, ST Workshop, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Khevra Circle
Ordinary 57 Thane Rly Stn (E) - Kopri Mira Road Rly Stn (E) via Kopri Bridge, Teen Haath Naka, Nitin Company, Cadbury Junction, Majiwada, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Patlipada, Waghbil Naka, Kasarvadavli, Owala, Gaimukh, Kajupada, Fountain Hotel, Kashimira, Silver Park
Ordinary 58 Lokmanya Nagar Mira Road Rly Stn (E) via Yashodhan Nagar, Kamgar Hospital, Passport Office, Mulund Check Naka, Teen Haath Naka, Hari Niwas, Thane Rly Stn (W), Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Patlipada, Waghbil Naka, Kasarvadavli, Owala, Gaimukh, Kajupada, Fountain Hotel, Kashimira, Silver Park
Ordinary 59 Thane Rly Stn (W) Tulshidham via Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Oswal Park, Gandhi Nagar, Vasant Vihar
Ordinary 60 Wagle Depot Mira Road Rly Stn (E) via Indira Nagar, Kamgar Hospital, Nitin Company, Hari Niwas, Thane Rly Stn (W), Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Majiwada, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Patlipada, Waghbil Naka, Kasarvadavli, Owala, Gaimukh, Kajupada, Fountain Hotel, Kashimira, Silver Park
Ordinary 62 Thane Rly Stn (W) Dharmachapada (Brahmand Society) via Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Majiwada, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Azad Nagar
Limited LTD Thane Rly Stn (W) Dharmachapada (Brahmand Society) via Teen Haath Naka, Nitin Company, Cadbury Junction, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Azad Nagar
Ordinary 70 Chendani Koliwada Khidkali via Kalwa Bridge, Kharegaon Naka, Parsik Nagar, Reti Bunder, Mumbra Rly Stn, Bharat Gears Co, Kalyan Phata
Ordinary 75 Kalsekar College (Mumbra) Mira Road Rly Stn (E) via Bharat Gears Co, Mumbra Rly Stn, Reti Bunder, Parsik Nagar, Kharegaon Naka, Kalwa Bridge, RTO, Castle Mill, Majiwada, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Patlipada, Waghbil Naka, Kasarvadavli, Owala, Gaimukh, Kajupada, Fountain Hotel, Kashimira, Silver Park
Ordinary 82 Lokmanya Nagar Patlipada (Hiranandani Estate) via Yashodhan Nagar, Kamgar Hospital, Passport Office, Mulund Check Naka, Teen Haath Naka, Hari Niwas, Thane Rly Stn (W), Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Patlipada
Ordinary 85 Mulund Rly Stn (W) Narpoli via Mulund Kamgar Hospital, Mulund Check Naka, Teen Haath Naka, Nitin Company, Cadbury Junction, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Balkum, Poorna
Ordinary 87 Thane Rly Stn (W) Aalimghar via Jambhli Naka, RTO, Kalwa Bridge, Kharegaon Naka, Parsik Nagar, Reti Bunder, Bhiwandi Bypass Toll Naka, Mankoli, Anjur Village
Ordinary 89 Chendani Koliwada Narpoli via Kalwa Bridge, Saket Complex, Balkum Pada No.3, Balkum, Poorna
Ordinary 89 Chendani Koliwada Poorna via Kalwa Bridge, Saket Complex, Balkum Pada No.3, Balkum
Ordinary 90 Lokmanya Nagar Kolshet via Indira Nagar, Kamgar Hospital, Passport Office, Mulund Check Naka, Teen Haath Naka, Malhar Cinema, Thane Rly Stn (W), Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Balkum, Bayer Company, Air Force Stn
Ordinary 91 Kisan Nagar Dadlani Park (Balkum) via Passport Office, Mulund Check Naka, Teen Haath Naka, Malhar Cinema, Thane Rly Stn (W), Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Balkum
Ordinary 93 Thane Rly Stn (W) Dadlani Park (Balkum) via Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Balkum
Ordinary 95 Thane Rly Stn (W) Kolshet via Hari Niwas, Makhmali Talao, ST Workshop, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Dhokali, Air Force Stn
Ordinary 96 Thane Rly Stn (W) Manorama Nagar via Hari Niwas, Makhmali Talao, ST Workshop, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Shruti Park, Dhokali
Ordinary 98 Thane Rly Stn (W) Kolshet via Jambhli Naka, Charai, Makhmali Talao, ST Workshop, Castle Mill, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Dhokali, Air Force Stn
Ordinary 100 Kalwa Depot Kisan Nagar via Kalwa Bridge, RTO, Jambhli Naka, Thane Rly Stn (W), Malhar Cinema, Teen Haath Naka, Mulund Check Naka, Passport Office
Ordinary 102 Mulund Rly Stn (W) Lokmanya Nagar via Mulund Kamgar Hospital, Mulund Check Naka, Passport Office, Kamgar Hospital, Yashodhan Nagar
Ordinary 103 Mulund Rly Stn (W) Wagle Depot via Mulund Kamgar Hospital, Mulund Check Naka, Passport Office, J.B.Sawant Company, Sathe Nagar
Ordinary 104 Mulund Rly Stn (W) Wagle Depot via Mulund Kamgar Hospital, Mulund Check Naka, Passport Office, Wagle Circle, Ram Nagar
Ordinary 109 Kelkar College Mulund (E) Shivai Nagar (Neelkanth Terminal) via Gawanpada, Mulund Rly Stn (E), Eastern Express Highway Check Naka, Teen HaAth Naka, Nitin Company, Cadbury Junction, Vartak Nagar, Shivai Nagar, Devdaya Nagar
Ordinary 110 Mulund Rly Stn (W) Pawar Nagar via Mulund Kamgar Hospital, Mulund Check Naka, Passport Office, Kamgar Hospital, Yashodhan Nagar, Kores Company, Vartak Nagar, Shivai Nagar, Upavan Lake, Kokanipada (Pokharan Road No.2), Neelkanth Terminal, Gandhi Nagar, Vasant Vihar
Ordinary 110 Mulund Rly Stn (W) Kokanipada Chitalsar (Tikuji-ni-wadi) via Mulund Kamgar Hospital, Mulund Check Naka, Passport Office, Kamgar Hospital, Yashodhan Nagar, Kores Company, Vartak Nagar, Shivai Nagar, Upavan Lake, Kokanipada (Pokharan Road No.2), Neelkanth Terminal, Gandhi Nagar, Vasant Vihar, Khevra Circle
Ordinary 111 Thane Rly Stn (E) - Kopri Wagle Depot via Kopri Bridge, Malhar Cinema, Teen Haath Naka, Mulund Check Naka, Passport Office, Wagle Circle, Ram Nagar
Ordinary 112 Thane Rly Stn (W) Lodha Paradise via Jambhli Naka, Castle Mill, Golden Dyes Junction
Ordinary 115 Mulund Rly Stn (W) Lakshmi Park (More Wadi) via Dumping Road, Mulund Check Naka, Passport Office, Kamgar Hospital, Indira Nagar, Lokmanya Nagar, Yashodhan Nagar, Kores Company
Ordinary 120 Kelkar College Mulund (E) Vrindavan Society via Gawanpada, Mulund Rly Stn (W), Mulund Kamgar Hospital, Mulund Check Naka, Teen Haath Naka, Hari Niwas, Makhmali Talao, ST Workshop, Castle Mill
Ordinary 121 Kelkar College Mulund (E) Dharmachapada (Brahmand Society) via Gawanpada, Mulund Rly Stn (W), Mulund Kamgar Hospital, Mulund Check Naka, Teen Haath Naka, Nitin Company, Cadbury Junction, Majiwada Naka, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Azad Nagar

Organisation[edit]

The company is headed by Ashok kumar Rankhamb ~ general manager

Criticism[edit]

Thane city is very close to Mumbai, the growth in both the cities have grown rapidly, growth increased population and with that municipal corporation tried to improve the infrastructure of the city, but the public transport system could not grew with the growing population.

TMT Old Bus

There are some points where TMT should be looking forward to improve

  • Bad Conditions of buses with poor maintenance.
  • Too many non-operational buses in depot, TMT has only two major depots.
  • Less no. of buses on road compared to the population of the city.
  • Less longer routes, main concentration only at Thane Rly Stn, as most buses have there starting & destination point at Thane Rly Stn.
  • Far away places are neglected like Ghodbunder Road. As a result, MSRTC, BEST, NMMT, MBMT and private buses provide more frequent and better services.
  • No interconnecting routes available and very few inter city bus routes are active.
  • Absence of the display board or route nos. on the buses.
  • No proper bus stops or bus shelters. Route Nos. are not correctly painted on the bus stops. Bus shelters put up at places where there are no routes plying, while at places where it is required, sometimes, there is even no sign of a bus stop.

Although TMT is not so old as compared to BEST but still it is comparatively older public transport service than NMMT, KDMT & MBMT.

Info Details
BEST 1905 as BEST Co. Ltd Bombay Electric Supply & Tramways Company Limited
BEST 1947 as BEST Undertaking Bombay Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking
TMT 9 February 1989
NMMT 23 January 1996
KDMT 1 May 1997
MBMT 2006
VVMT 2012

Improvements & future plans[edit]

TMT New Low Floor JNNURM Buses

Under "Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM)" TMT received 200 new buses in the existing fleet of buses. TMT has started air-conditioned buses from Thane-Borivali and is now planning to start more buses towards Mumbai and other longer destinations. 15 new low floor buses with electronic display are on road from this April 2010. .[4]

With introduction of new buses to its fleets which have been received under JNNURM scheme, TMT proposes to improve its services inside Thane city and also to extend their services to various outer city limits, some routes outside the city limits are Mira Road, Borivali, Vashi, CBD Belapur, Sion, Andheri, BKC. TMT also received 10 new air-conditioned Tata Marcopolo Buses which plies on Thane-Borivali route that is route no. AC-65 parallel to the BEST bus (AS 700).[5]

The proposal for procuring 230 new buses under the JNNURM scheme was cleared in May, 2014. [6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]