Name Changing Debate

“I’m at Joseph Baptista Terminal, under the main indicator.. where are you yaar?? Oh you are still at Chaityabhoomi station?? Come quick!!”
Sounds weird right?? Which ARE these stations anyway.. Definately not in Mumbai, right? Definately not in Mumbai right now, but possible in the near future.

Mayor Datta Dalvi has propsed to rename few important stations all over Mumbai, starting with Churchgate, Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Sandhurst Road, Marine Lines et all. Mr. Dalvi has easily proposed this and opened the debate but for some reason he has overlooked the amount of trouble this will cause.

Railway officials will be bundled with a lot other problems, frsh printing of card tickets with the new names, Publicity, parcel code problems etc.

Every action has a reason. A solid backing for it. What is the solid reason for changing names of the stations of the city?? What purpose will it serve?? Will it be helpful to anyone in anyway?? Will it improve the economy, system. infrastructure of the city in anyway??
Then why??

This has been reported here Can You Spare Us The Name Change, Pls!

5 Comments so far

  1. CityGuy (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 5:59 am

    oh Pragni, You don’t see a reason? Municipal elections are near and Mayor does not have any “issue” to fight these elections…

  2. KDS (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 12:23 pm

    If u Mumbaiyas dont want a name change, protest against it. these bloody politicians are here to make our lives easier. And if they’re not doing it, its our duty to give them a royal kick in the butt. As long as we let them walk over us, they’re going to stampede happily around.

  3. silkboard (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 4:05 pm

    Pragni, your post inpsired me to write about meaningless name changes at Bangalore Metblogs.

  4. Dadoji (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 6:27 pm

    I will oppose this tooth and nail. These idiots have no real reason to change names other than votes. And Datta Salvi is ugh!

  5. Tejal (unregistered) on August 19th, 2006 @ 9:20 pm

    How about we change the Mayor’s name, doesn’t quite befit a mumbai mayor. how about that mr.Dalvi, what do we rename you as?

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