Wednesday, March 2, 2011

gutter at the other side of glitter.....


Our city is growing at a frantic pace. Are we ready to cope up with it?. Apart from building infrastructure, we need to learn and teach everyone about the use and maintenance of modern infrastructure. At kochi, nobody knows even how to use the zebra crossing to cross the road. Either they are not aware of it's existence at all, or they use it at will. The educated use it even when the green light for the vehicles are on, and the not so aware ones (I cannot use the word illiterates, because is a state with 100% literacy levels) crosses the whenever they feel like and wherever they are. This is just one example. The beautiful ernakulam-fortkochi  boat jetty building is really dirty by the spits of pan masala chewers. They just spit wherever they feel like at will. The roads are getting broader with 6 lane traffic, and unfortunately the drivers lack road discipline. These can be corrected only by proactive awareness building with public-private partnership. Along with the growth of the city, slums are formed in the middle of the city itself. How will we address these?. Who has the vision?. I am optimistic.