Num­ber plate cash helps keep trans­port rolling

7 Days in Dubai - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Balvin­der Sahni pur­chased a num­ber plate for AED 33 mil­lion and sud­denly, many of my friends turned into fi­nance ex­perts who ap­par­ently had bet­ter ideas for how Mr Sahni’s money should have been spent. I heard peo­ple say it is a waste of money. What they have to re­alise is that money does not van­ish into thin air when it is spent. It is not wasted. It is still in the econ­omy. This is the money that keeps the lights on at RTA, leads to bet­ter roads, Metro main­te­nance and air con­di­tioned bus stops. There­fore, it is strange when peo­ple who use these ser­vices ev­ery day act high and mighty point­ing out that the money should have been do­nated to cer­tain causes. It is ex­tremely un­fair to Mr Balvin­der that these crit­ics do not give him the ben­e­fit of the doubt. Who knows? The man could have spent much more on char­ity. He is a self made mil­lion­aire, and pur­sues what he is pas­sion­ate about with­out fear of judge­ment. If any­thing, he makes In­di­ans proud, not ashamed. Ibrahim Hanif UAE

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