Mumbai is the commercial capital
which is a gateway for the entire world. Be it tourism, financial investments,
the film industry education and a dream to live by the sea, it is a cherished
place. People from all over India
come here to seek a livelihood. Secularism is also well practiced in the city.
Of late people, life in the city
is becoming difficult. One of the reasons is the poor infrastructure.
Trains – The local trains and
stations are in a very bad shape, especially of the western and central track.
When rains come, the condition of the poor infrastructure becomes even more
evident. Walking, sitting, both inside and outside of the stations becomes
difficult. Hence accidents and casualties happen. The authorities blame the
common masses. There are no dustbins and chairs on the platform.
Roads – Yesterday, a major mishap
occurred in Andheri (East) when the metro was being mounted on the scaffolding.
Air – This mode seems to be quite
advanced and developed.
Sea – No one can forget the 26/11
incident of Mumbai when The Taj Mahal Hotel, Oberoi Hotel, Leopold Café and
other places were attacked by the terrorists. This makes us wonder, is the sea
also safe for people to enjoy and travel.
The common man keeps paying taxes
to the government and the government is a calm spectator. Every year before the
rains, newspapers are full of articles mentioning the activities of the
government is doing for ‘covering pot holes’. But the roads all over the city
are full of pot-holes and dirty drainage water during the rainy season. However
carefully dressed a person may move from his or her home, their safety is
unpredictable. Houses are drained during rains while so many die just because
they have no homes.
The residents of Navi Mumbai are
blessed in this sad state of Mumbai. Being built on a higher platform, they are
better off. Their local railways stations are a fun to enjoy the so-called ‘lifeline’
of the city. Water levels are lower, this side and with a little care, life is
Some serious thought and action
needs to be taken by the Mumbai authorities so that they can maintain the charm
of the city for years to come and stop movement of intellect from India to other