What Mumbai Stands to Lose When Chawls Turn to Skyscrapers

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What Mumbai Stands to Lose When Chawls Turn to Skyscrapers

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

 

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f you’ve taken your eyes off your mobile phone recently, you’d have noticed that the city you live in, is changing. Our sprawling city of sewers, slums, and housing societies, is getting a facelift. That exercise comes with clean beaches, sleek flyovers, promenades, and walkable sidewalks where until a few years ago only gutters overflowed. It’s like a city-sized Brazilian wax has been undertaken to complement the steel and glass towers that are now taking over the Mumbai skyline.

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