This city reminds me of my hometown
Navi Mumbai reminds me of my hometown, Nagpur. I came here in 2005 and found the place calm, peaceful, less congested, less polluted and less traffic along with ample open spaces and gardens.
Although my office is in Powai, I preferred to stay in the Island City as I get a feel of my hometown here. The Parshik Hill keeps the atmosphere pleasant and is a good place for morning walkers. Even the climate here is much better than Mumbai.
The city is fast turning into an educational hub and we have branches of some of the best schools, colleges and universities of the country.
Long-back we were dependent in Mumbai for everything. But now, we have good shopping malls, multiplexes, hospitals and hotels.
I stay in Nerul which is a very good residential hub with lots of high-rise buildings.
With the opening of Wonders Park, we have got a good place for children’s entertainment.
But I certainly like the place to be pollution-free. Authorities should take some steps to ensure that trucks and containers do not ply from the residential areas like the Uran Road. Steps should also be taken to stop parking of heavy vehicles on the side of the road.
(as told to Nibandh Vinod)
Anil Munde (left), senior consultant, Nokia Siemens, with his family at their residence in Nerul.