Mumbai, often called the ‘City of Dreams’ in India, is known for its dynamic energy. Despite the crowds, the city welcomes people from different backgrounds. Its vibrant culture celebrates its unwavering resilience, even in the most challenging situations.
However, concerns sometimes arise due to the overcrowding of public areas, which can make daily life in Mumbai quite difficult. The high population density often means that people have difficulty accessing necessities.
A recent video circulating on social media platform Reddit depicted a scenario like this, where a huge queue of people waited patiently at the Thane station.
Watch the video here:
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This video, which highlights the difficulties people face, has sparked outrage among social media users, who say it is wrong to label these daily struggles as the ‘spirit of Mumbai’.
In the comments section of this viral video, social media users left a series of comments, finding it unfortunate and disturbing that people have to wait in long queues for essential shuttle services in a metropolitan city like Mumbai, where such facilities should ideally be readily available are.
“I would be one of those bystanders waiting for shared autos, but given this huge queue, it would easily take another hour to even catch the rickshaw. To avoid this, I actually walked from Thane Station to Vartak Nagar, because this was so frustrating,” said one user.
In a departure from the critical comments of others, another user wrote a comment that stood out.
“But it is definitely a spirit to queue like civilized citizens. I don’t think any other Indian city has this. Inefficiency is a different topic,” the user wrote.
However, this video has sparked a debate, covering all relevant topics that could contribute to such long queues, ranging from pedicabs to the influence of the auto-rickshaw mafia.
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