Mumbai’s roads are not for running
Mumbai’s roads are not for running. In fact Mumbai’s road are not for walking either.
And with horrendous traffic jams, dug up roads, pot holes and erratic drivers, murderous BEST drivers, cows, dogs , jay walkers, pedestrians and hawkers, Mumbai’s roads aren’t meant for motorists too!
So what are Mumbai’s roads meant for?
[tweetthis display_mode=”box”]It would seem that Mumbai’s roads are for the squatters and road side vendors[/tweetthis]
But, come January at least 42.195 kilometres of those roads are meant for running.
This year as always, The Standard Chartered Marathon saw many Mumbaikars come out on the streets not only to run but also to cheer on the runners. Unlike last year when we were rudely woken up from our early morning slumber by raucous cheer leaders with their drums, whistles, cheers and claps, this year the Marathon went past our road quite unobtrusively.
So when we went down to cheer there was pretty much a lack lustre crowd and some of the participants had to actually egg us on to cheer them because we were too busy wolfing down the samosas and gathias that were available at the Breakfast Station.
I wonder if like all things, the Mumbai Marathon has lost its shine for the fickle minded Mumbaikars who would rather sleep in on a cold Sunday morning in January.
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