Aerial (Pollution) Photo of Mumbai over Vakola to Bandra and Beyond

Aerial view of parts of Mumbai from Santacruz, Vakola and Khar to Bandra and beyond to Dharavi and Matunga. The road in the middle in the Western Express Highway with the Kalina-Vakola flyover on which vehicles are standed for as far as ones eye can see. The highway turns right after Bandra and continues along the Mahim Bay,  the water body on the top right, and then over the Sea Link. The Western Railway line and Khar railway station can be seen on the right and then far ahead, Bandra and Bandra Terminus. The skyscrapers on the right bottom are Vakola and Santacruz East, while the slums are all Khar East. The buildings obscured by smog far ahead are probably Matunda, Dharavi and Prabhadevi. This photo shows urban blight, with traffic jams, congestion, heavy pollution, slums with skyscrapers rising out of them and dirty water bodies all in one. Especially the air, it looks so dirty just to look at, I can’t even imagine breathing it. But we all do, everyday. You can find the places in the map here.

The World Trade Center, Bangalore

A picture of the 32-floor office skyscraper building of the “World Trade Center” in Bangalore, part of the Brigade Gateway complex at Rajajinagar near Yeshwantpur in Bangalore. The Pandita Deenadayala Flyover is the official name of the Yeshwantpur Flyover. If you see the building as slightly dark or blurred as if it were behind a wall of smoke or out of focus, there is nothing wrong with your eyes. There was nothing wrong with the camera as well. This is exactly how the building looks like when seen from the Yeshwantpur TTMC (bus station). Yes, it is thanks to pollution. Bangalore is becoming horribly polluted thanks to the explosion of vehicles in the city and the entitlement of people who want everything for themselves, while being least bothered about the environment they live in.