Sunday, 27 March 2011

Sky line of Powai

It takes me 50 minutes to reach Powai from Bandra on my lucky days, and on those days when there is too much traffic, it has taken me more than 2 hours too.

We have direct bus service 422 but I prefer an auto ride.

There are various routes to go to Powai, If you go independently you could choose the route through eastern express highway, through Ghatkopar, through Bandra-Kurla complex, through Goregoan-Powai express highway, through Sahar Airport, and through Andheri-Chakala, I have travelled all the routes and I find the route through Chakala the best route, it passes through Speez and joins the Goregoan-Powai express highway road.

The beauty of the Powai is the lake that runs parallel to motor way and walking by the promenade is a real treat.

Hiranandani Complex is the city by itself just opposite the Powai lake, cleaner and greener than rest of the Mumbai city.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Waiting at Peddar Road

I was waiting at the bus stop at Pedder road and I could not avoid looking at this great structure that looks like a match boxes, aligned one on the top of another....

If you see the height of the entire building, on regular building it could be up to 60 floors, but since the height of each floor is higher than the regular, the building has only 27 floors and it can be seen from a great distance.

Soon the sky line of pedder road is likely to change. So many buildings clustered togather and new building redeveloped each year, the biggest problem in this area is the traffic jam. 
Mumbai carried out a study on traffic in the area which found that 94,000 vehicles used the route everyday at that time. The same study also found that the average number of cars owned by a family living in Pedder Road is 2.3
Mumbai’s roads are choking really fast. Datar thinks he has the solution. “Traffic Demand Management (TDM) is an idea whose time has come,” he says.

I wouldn’t drive on this route during peak hours, it drives me crazy……wish there was some alternate route…….

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Lavasa Women's Drive..350 cars participated from Mumbai...

on 27th February 2011, when I reached the venue, I discovered that there was very large crowd of women who, like me, cared for a special cause to spread the cancer awareness and all were to ready to drive for 5 hours to reach a new planned city of Lavasa..

I woke up early (which is quite rare) to be at Bandra reclamation grounds that was bustling with positive energies. There were 350 cars participating in the Rally. Every car had a message to share. It was all about saving the girl child and promoting women empowerment.

Read more about this event on my other blog......when I whisper behind a canvased veil.

The name "Bombay" was derived from 'Bom Bahia' (The Good Bay),

.... a name given by Portuguese sailor Francis Almeida, in 1508 ....“Bounce back Mumbai” 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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