In a move that is certain to send shivers down the spine of several BMC employees, the BMC Chief has been asked to resign from his commissioner post.
This unprecedented move was triggered when it was learnt that Mumbai roads no longer hold the numero uno position as the most feared item on the list for Mumbaikars.
In a clear sign of disapproval, a senior Shiv Sena leader said, “The annual monsoon has always brought cheer to us. Their arrival brings to the surface potholes that have rivaled the ones on the surface of the moon. We were proud of that tradition and hence always backed BMC to the fullest. But this year, the Mumbai Metro has taken the honours away from us.”
The monsoon fell as they usually do every year. But this year they also managed to percolate through the recently operational Mumbai Metro. In a design strategy that would make Esselworld proud, the rain managed to enter inside the Metro compartment in a waterfall pattern reminiscent of Lonavala.
Such was the joy of several Metro travelers that many have promised to bring bath soap while on their next journey. It was also learnt that many sanitaryware companies have shown interest in the unique concept and are determined to include the feature in their next product.
Our reporter managed to talk to an engineer from Mumbai Metro who informed her that the holes were an answer to Delhi Metro who have commissioned a rooftop solar panel to generate electricity. He said, “It is all about utilizing the natural elements. We wanted to incorporate the Mumbai rain into our design. We are also planning to allow hawkers to sell Vada-Pav on the rooftops and Pani-Puris inside the compartment.”
Meanwhile, BMC is planning to increase vigilance on the road and have earmarked spots where fresh potholes can be dug. The engineers have been sanctioned more funds so as to bring back glory to BMC and also to create awareness campaigns for pothole full roads.