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Friday, 1 August 2014 - 6:07pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

In all its splendour and chaos, the Kemps Corner flyover has found a special place in the hearts of SoBo residents
  • The Kemps Corner flyover

"I live at Grant Road and work at Cumballa Hill so I use the flyover every day. There is a lot of traffic congestion on it, especially at Breach Candy and Nepean Sea Road. Soon, we will need another flyover built over this one to accommodate the increasing traffic. When this flyover opened up initially, it was a blessing in disguise thanks to the amazing connectivity it provided. Also, no other flyover was around at the time. If someone ever plans to shut down this one, it would create chaos as this flyover is a major lifeline of the city; it is the quickest way to reach South Mumbai."
—Dr. Mukul Parmar, Grant Road-resident

"Whenever one asks me about any special memories associated with this flyover, I am prompted to remember my book launches at the Crossword bookstore situated right under the flyover. I have driven a zillion times over this flyover, which also happens to be the oldest one in Mumbai. The condition of other flyovers in the city has deteriorated but this one is still going strong. Undoubtedly, the traffic situation has gone crazy but that is also because of the increase in the number of vehicles on the roads of Mumbai!
—Rishab Chaturvedi, Peddar Road-resident

"I use the flyover every day on my way to college and back. As a child, I was quite fascinated by it. Back then, this flyover was a major highlight of SoBo. But with time, its condition has deteriorated. Thankfully, the flyover has been repaired and it is not so bad to use it now. But the traffic situation can get really chaotic at times."
—Kritika Bhansali, Worli-resident

"This flyover is jinxed for me! Every time I use it, the cab I'm in breaks down mid-way and I have to walk home. This can get annoying during the monsoon; thankfully, I live close to it. The flyover has its share of advantages too. When I wake up in the morning, I check it to gauge the traffic situation; this helps me prepare for my commute."
—Ritika Saraiya, Kemps Corner-resident

(As told to Anita Aikara)

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