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Bandra Terminus Road

June 21st, 2011 · 3 Comments

I wrote about this last year, but I just cannot help writing about it again. It is unbelievable that a major railhead like Bandra in Mumbai can have such pathetic access by road. The terminus has been around for many years, and little seems to have changed. Come the rains, whatever little of the road is there is also covered with potholes and puddles. Isn’t anyone even bothered?

It has been just a couple weeks of rain, and already many of the roads are in a pathetic situation. It is the same story every year. Hundreds of crores will again be ‘spent’ fixing the roads after the monsoon. So much for our anti-corruption battle, when the outcomes are right under our wheels every kilometre we drive.

In the case of Bandra Terminus, it is quite unbelievable that we created such a critical component of infrastructure without even bothering about proper integration with the rest of the city. And the silence of passengers makes us all complicit in the tragedy that unfolds.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 No Identity // Jun 21, 2011 at 9:31 am

    While we blame the access roads, we also need to see that the terminus itself is badly maintained.

    People still prefer to use tracks on the old terminus entrance and one hardly bothers to use the FOB. Even if one wants to use the subway from the new terminus building entrance, its plagued with water in rains and is very dirty.

    As a passenger you get taken for a ride by the taxi driver who don’t wish to ply with meter and you hardly ever notice any police personnel.

    Touts rule to roost at the new entrance building which again is superbly build but is poor on maintenance.

    There needs to be a system where people can submit online grievance. I did try and register my protest at the pathetic stage of the terminus only to be asked to submit a complaint in writing. In this modern age why cant Railways ask for grievances be submitted online

  • 2 HindiSms // Jun 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I agree with “No Identity” that -“There needs to be a system where people can submit online grievance. ” But the question who will take action on those complaints and how much effective will it be. Whole system need to be changed only then we can expect anything.

  • 3 Rajesh Kothari // Jul 7, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Ray of hope – better infrastructure by June 2012.

    http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_beginning-of-the-road-for-bandra-terminus_1558032

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