Monday, December 2, 2013

Mumbai - A city under perpetual construction

A view of the city landscape with soaring concrete and the machines that build it.

Mumbai city is dreaming big. The local authority, business and Realtors want to make it a mega city. I am not sure if the people of the city share the same vision. For someone who was born in this city, its already changed a lot to be recognized or compared with its former self.

Commuting daily to work in town from my sub-urban abode, I see the new slowly and surely creeping into the space of the old. Change is part of any cities growth. But it should consider the collective interest of all and not just a few. With residential apartment cost that matches or beats the cost of housing in big cities like Tokyo, New York and London, one wonders - is this city changing for good or for worst.