Friday, 4 December 2015

Mumbai Meri Jaan

Indiblogger has come up with a new contest named ZonalWars by Tata Motors. You basically have to select a city and blog about it. Mumbai is the city that has it all, Mumbai is my favourite city and shall always be!

"You can take the boy out of Bombay; you can't take Bombay out of the boy, you know."
- Salman Rushdie

Mumbai, formerly called Bombay, is a reclining, densely populated city on India’s west coast. Mumbai is big! It’s full of dreamers and hard-labourers, actors and gangsters, artists and servants, stray dogs and exotic birds and fisherfolk and crorepatis.

Mumbai in three broad aspects:

1. Drive

Mumbai (Bombay) like a local as you tour the city via a range of public transportation it has vehicles on road, ferries and boats in water, trains in railways, Metro and magnificent planes as a part of connectivity. Mumbai's local railway is aptly nicknamed the lifeline of the city. Railways are saving grace and transporting a staggering 6.9 million people per day.

The Bandra–Worli Sea Link, officially called Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link,it links the Western Suburbs to Nariman Point in Mumbai's main business district.The sea-link reduces travel time between Bandra and Worli during peak hours from 60–90 minutes to 20–30 minutes.

2. Design

The heart of the city contains some of the grandest colonial-era architecture on the planet but explore a little more and you’ll uncover unique bazaars, hidden temples, hipster enclaves and India’s premier restaurants and nightlife. Bombay Architecture came to be present through the British in the 18th and early 19th centuries. At first it was the neo-Classical style of architecture, but then a new style came to exist, one that reflected modern European fashions: Gothic Architecture.

Many notable buildings exist in Mumbai, some of which attract tourists. These include the Gateway of India, Mahalakshmi Temple, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay High Court, Crawford Market, Taj Mahal Hotel, Flora Fountain, Afghan Church, St. Xavier's College, the Bombay Stock Exchange and General Post Office (Mumbai).

3. Connect

Mumbai is well connected by railways and highways.The Mumbai Suburban Railway system is operated by Indian Railways with two zonal divisions Western Railways (WR) and Central Railways (CR).WR operates the Western Line and CR operates the Central Line, Harbour Line, Trans-Harbour Line as well as the Vasai Road-Diva-Panvel line.

The Old Pune–Mumbai Highway is a metropolitan highway serving the city of Pune, India. National Highway 3, or NH 3, commonly referred to as the Mumbai–Agra Highway or AB Road, is a major Indian National Highway. Nagpur–Aurangabad–Mumbai express highway is a Maharashtra State Highway.
The new projects like Mumbai Metro, Mumbai Monorail, eastern freeway, Santacruz-Chembur Link road, and Sahara elevated access road will change the face of connectivity in Mumbai.

Mumbai is India’s most modern and most happening city. The best entertainment spots, the liveliest cultural melting pots, the yummiest meals at the most trendy cafés or the latest designer threads gracing the most beautiful people – Mumbai is where you'll find them. The best thing about mumbai is that the city respects people for their hard work and sincerity irrespective of class, caste or status. It is the city of dreams where thousands come in a day from different cities, states and villages to become something in life, to be successful. They have dreams in their eyes and hope in their hearts. Mumbai is a city that has hypnotized every soul that has had a taste of it.

And most importantly, the crowd who makes it the city it is, proud MUMBAITEs.

References: Google and wikipedia.

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