Will Mumbai grow further?
Though Mumbai is a favorite in India, there are some sluggish facts that sting a real Indian heart. Recently one of my friends who came back from one of the famous cities in Europe, told me about the look and feel of the place she had been to. And naturally when we compared the former with Mumbai, the reality displeased us so badly and this soon gave way to a kind of shamefulness.
Mumbai is looking so haggard.
Very slight roads but soggy and full of dirt, water a lot but unfeasible and undrinkable, people so nice, but disturbed and disorganized. Too much of spits, shits and litters. Hundreds of ‘Work Under Progress’s. Are we really progressing?
I think it’s a sad fact that we couldn’t do anything much to the betterment of the city except a few construction hullabaloos. Or whatever has been done so far is not so well-worthy of a comment. And this same bloody fact warns us that there is nothing more to do here other than just plopping up some huge dwelling apartments or multi-membranous shopping malls. Because the city is too packed up and feels like a rigid place where any further movement is impossible.
The city needs a complete revitalization. Otherwise the city will soon saturate to a clueless-lifeless-tomorrow. Life will feel boredom here.
The Govt. can’t do anything alone here. There are people who have grown beyond the governments! Sure, they will protest! So what we need is not just a Government, but a DECISION, a strong decision to start moving or make movements. Every Mumbaikaar should take that decision, I mean, a verdict to revamp our beloved city.
‘Bear with us for a better tomorrow’ one of the boards say. But will that ‘better tomorrow ever come’? I hope so. Like you.