You can’t make it inside a Mumbai Local with tolerance. With force yes, but force backed with Aggression you might even get a seat in Virar fast!
The factuality that the city runs the entire day with transportation not available just for a few hours is nevertheless astonishing , but it’s scary too.
No sir, the dark night is not that scares me but the human endeavours that occur during these dark times are the ones that intimidate me.
This land of exposure has so many drawbacks. Crimes that a human inflicts upon himself, not to others is rampant and lures everyone like a hungry desperate monster.
The freedom from time constraint made me brave enough to wander around the city even past 1am. And on those adventures the thing that I notice is not just authoritative protection but also moral encouragement from your co-passengers and co-wanderers. Everyone puts on a brace face but deep down we all know the lucrative dark red light that glows and demands to be feared.
Commuting in Mumbai is a herculean task. If not for trains I wonder what would have been the fate of commuters? A distance of 10 kms takes at least an hour on road! People would have lived their lives on roads! Commuting from here to there and voila your day is over!
Since my college is about 5 kms away from my residence and my passion cycling is out of the question I had to resort to trains.
God has a way for the blessed !
I’m not at all spiritual but thankfully I have been blessed with odd timings! Yes I am appreciating odd timings! My college starts at 12:30 . Most of the institutions for 11th and 12th grade start at that point of time. Thus I end up loosing the rush hour which looks something like this !
Forget about getting a seat managing to fit into the train is a task named “Mission Impossible! ”
But by the time I take the train the interior view is like this ,
Thus I am spared and I even get a seat to be seated !
But anyways I enjoy it and have started “Ticket collection!” 😛
CIAO ! 😀
P.S- If you come to Mumbai don’t hesitate to travel in trains coz it is an EXPERIENCE that you shall NEVER FORGET !
I recently moved to mumbai from mysore, the former is called as the “New York” of India, and trust me it is not all cake and cherry.
I am accustomed to a life that is slow paced! In Mysore before 10am none of the “executive shops” in the “Busiest road” opens and it shuts before it’s 9pm. Time is our friend. We leave just 10 mins before we are expected and yet reache on time. People are so slow paced that you get to reflect upon your actions.
But it is quite the contradictory over here ! Shops open at 9am don’t shut till it’s been 11pm! Even if you leave half an hour before the stipulated time you don’t make it in time! Time is a possession expensive than diamonds ! 😉
Alas it’s life and you have to move on and let’s hope that it works out good for me !
CIAO ! 😀