Monday, 20 October 2008
Commuting in Mumbai trains….A real madness!
This is the common sight in Mumbai during peak hours when people have no patience to wait for the train which will secure them comfortable seats.
But how long can they wait? Vacant seats are available only at the starting point. People traveling long distances will not give their seat to anybody not even to a handicapped.
One can see small big oral and physical fights which basically happen because of uncomfortable travel.
Are we born on the wrong side of the planet? Will we ever travel in style? Will we ever see trains that have room for everybody to be comfortable?
What should we do with stainless steel railway coaches with interiors of fibre reinforced plastic that look like insides of an aircraft? We need to travel comfortably.
Will be ever blessed with commuting to work with comfort and style in Mumbai?
I too would love to travel in style in my own city of Mumbai.
Alas! It is just a dream!
The name "Bombay" was derived from 'Bom Bahia' (The Good Bay),
.... a name given by Portuguese sailor Francis Almeida, in 1508 ....“Bounce back Mumbai” .....as it is called by the locals, it is a city that has been through a lot in the recent past – floods, bomb blasts, riots – and come out stronger each time.
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