Calling for change!

Friday, 20 June 2014 - 7:20am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Pooja Patel speaks to Westcoast residents about their expectations from the newly-formed government

Though corruption is something that I would like the newly-formed government to look into, it might take time as that would need work at the grassroot level. The newly-elected candidates, must immediately turn their attention to infrastructure and traffic management. Mumbai has the potential of having better infrastructure. The roads definitely need to be better. Also, employment needs to be looked into as the percentage of youth in our country is pretty high.
—Abigail Menezes, 23 years, Malad

I hope that the new government takes the nation to a more progressive level of development with the introduction of new, pro-people policies. Keeping a tab on terror activities is a must; militant groups should be brought to justice. Also, attempts should be made to keep a check on black money. I'm hoping that more metros and monorails will be set up. The food security issue should be tackled. We have a surplus of food grains but most of it gets wasted or exported; these should be channelled to reach the poor.
—Saumil Shah, 22 years, Vile Parle

The city needs to be cleaned up. There is garbage everywhere, which is especially harmful during monsoons, as during this season, it aids the spread of diseases. The BMC garbage trucks do not come regularly to collect the trash. Apart from this, I hope India becomes a safer country as crime against women is now a common phenomenon here. Security should be heightened and the nation needs to be more sensitive to these issues.
— Mamta Paida-Dey, 24 years, Versova

The newly-elected ministers and MPs should stick to their promises as we have been betrayed on more than one occasion by the last government. I'm really looking forward to some tax relief not just in income tax. Whenever I go to theatres, restaurants or cafes, I have to pay a huge percentage of entertainment and service tax, along with VAT. This burns a huge hole in my pocket and hence I am looking forward to some tax relief.
— Dhaval Shah, 23 years, Kandivali


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