Mumbaikars have a reason to lament. Yes, Mumbai has been named among the world’s dirtiest cities and has been ranked last in the “Cleanest Streets” Category in a global survey of 40 important tourist cities. In this category, Tokyo took the honours by grabbing the first place. In fact, Mumbai also ranked last in the category of “ease of getting around”, where Zurich took the top spot.
Tokyo was also ranked first for having the best taxi services, friendliest taxi drivers, best public transportation and safety. A favourite city of many, New York reiterated its place as a shopping mecca by grabbing the top spot for shopping. However, it was ranked 28th in terms of having clean streets. But guess, which city has the rudest locals and most unfriendly locals..Well that was taken by Moscow. Yes, the Russian city has a long way to go as a friendly tourist destination.
Coming to Mumbai, it is high time the state government looks into the problems plauging the city. The city has borne the brunt of having a huge population without having the infrastructure to support it. We at Memsaab hope that the concerned authorities will sit up and take notice!