Mumbai, often referred to as the “City of Dreams,” is a bustling metropolis that never sleeps. Amidst the chaos and excitement of this city, the local trains have emerged as the true lifeline, ferrying thousands of commuters to their destinations every day. It’s impossible to imagine Mumbai without its iconic local trains, but a recent viral video sheds light on the daily struggles faced by these commuters.
Mumbai’s local trains are more than just a mode of transportation; they are the heartbeat of the city. Every day, thousands of Mumbaikars rely on these trains to get to work, school, or various other destinations. These trains are known for their efficiency in navigating through the city’s traffic, making them an indispensable part of daily life.
A Viral Video Highlights the Reality:
Recently, a video captured a common scenario at a Mumbai local train station. Shared on social media platform X by user “The Skin Doctor,” the video shows a moving local train approaching a station. However, even before it comes to a complete halt, women rush towards the train’s doors, desperately trying to secure a seat.
The video has gone viral with over 89,000 views and the iconic song ‘Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan’ playing in the background. It highlights the norm of passengers risking their safety to grab a seat during their daily commute.
Debate on Safety vs. Convenience
This viral video has ignited a debate online. Some users argue that people have no choice but to rush onto the train to avoid standing for the long journey back home. Others emphasize the importance of prioritizing safety and the need for better infrastructure.
One user mentioned, “All seats on any train are occupied by the time it stops at the station. Standing in a crowded train for 2.5 hours after a long day at the office is challenging.”