Mumbai local trains are said to be the heart of Mumbai. Everyday, thousands of people travel and reach work, school or college by using the local trains. Here are the top 10 reasons why the Mumbai locals are Awesome.
1. Best connectivity:
Navi Mumbai to Andheri, Dahisar to Karjat; you can travel from any corner of Mumbai to the other via the locals and avoid traffic. If the locals stop working, the city comes to a halt.
2. Making Train friends:
If you regularly travel a particular route, you start recognising your co-passengers so much so that you form a separate set of train friends.
3. You learn balance:
The train’s ways left to right and you have to balance yourself and make sure you or your belongings do not fall.
4. It makes you disciplined:
This holds especially true if you have to change trains regularly to reach your respective destination. If you are late for one train then you miss all the connecting trains and reach late. Thus, you realise the value of time.
Running to catch the train, pushing and making way in a crowded station makes you agile and quick on your feet.
6. Fighting spirit:
You learn to stand up for yourself when mean aunties try to steal your seat or push you around.
7. Gives you Faith in humanity:
Sometimes, the friendly gestures on train melt your heart. Like when the young working woman offers her seat to the pregnant lady or the meanest Aunty lets a co-passenger take her seat because the co-passenger has a longer journey.
8. Shopping destination:
You get everything from accessories to vegetables in the train at a very cheap price. It truly is the hottest shopping destination in Mumbai.
9. Learn different languages:
Don’t know Marathi? Stop fretting, All you have to do is travel daily and you will pick it up very easily.
10. Get to meet lots of different people:
The people you meet on the trains belong to different walks of life and you get a glimpse into their lives which is very fascinating.
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