If you have been hot under the collar and grumbling about the heat and dust in the city and think 37 degrees is sweltering, try descending into the working site of the Mumbai Metro-3 corridor. It may completely alter your perspective. You will be convinced that 37 degrees is cool!
This was one assignment I longed to cover, as the photographer B L Soni and I decided to go down 70 feet under the roads of Mumbai, to be precise, to check the extent of work completed by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL). For once I can say, the engineering marvel underfoot does make you forget the overhead traffic snarls that tire one on a daily basis.
As we walked into what was once a part of the Mumbai Sports Association ground, we enter a concrete construction site. Firstly, we had to sign a declaration form stating we were fit, which does mean both mentally and physically. Especially the latter, since the temperature is high and air is heavy. We passed a vast construction site with cranes, trucks and carrier vans around us. It is also compulsory to