The PM M Singh is coming to Mumbai today to inaugurate the tps3 and 4 plants at Trombay, supposedly with 400 crores of public money (small crumbs if u compare it with actually what Mumbai will really get and the tax we pay, mumbai is the biggest taxpayer anyways).The press doesn’t seem interested in him and are busy covering Salman Khan.
He will have his retinue of at least 25 cars with jammers, spg, comando vehicle police patrol and other vehicles comprising his 3 tier security … second only to u know whom.
That means the main arterial roads between the Airport and
Mantralaya Chembur and probably the plush Sahyadri at Malabar hill will would most likely be almost shut for 4 hrs minimum during his up and down journeys. U will face Nakabandi and police at every road corner, threatening the people who wants to cross the road and treating every mumbaikar (including the minority mumbaikar) as a potential terrorist with their verbal affection (Aee… M***B*** kuthe zatos? Mahiti nahi ka nakabandi ahe!) (come on their jobs are on the line). Expect Worli Naka and area near the race cource and Mahalaxmi traffic to be jammed for a very long time.No wonder Nitas post holds most good now.
The positive is that some of the neglected roads will finally be cleared of hawkers for the day, cleaned and spruced up and potholes filled.