The Bridge to Nowhere
In the middle of a busy intersection in the Southern part of Mumbai, is the ugliest skywalk ever made . It took almost four years to complete and at the end of it, the Municipality of Mumbai realised what they did wrong – It was too ugly and cumbersome, there were too many houses it actually looked into and the ultimate clincher – all the roads were still not connected so pedestrians still had to dodge the cars that now had to dodge the pillars, making the traffic even more chaotic than before. So now we have a huge ugly skywalk that is fed by four bridges that really lead to nowhere.
However, the Municipality also realised that most pedestrians were ordinary people and being the government of the people, decided to make an escalator so that the old and the infirm could use the bridge ( it was much higher than normal to allow the oversized Ganesh statues to pass during the 10 day Ganesh festival of Mumbai.
Unfortunately no one in the Municipality thought about climbing down the skywalk so there isn’t any escalator to climb down. Perhaps they secretly want people to jump off!
But they still didn’t make an escalator to climb down . So they did the next best thing – they never operated the escalator going up. And the bridge remains a monstrosity that no one uses.