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New to Mumbai: It connects!

She is currently a resident of Kharghar where she plans to live for coming couple of years.

Written by Akanksha Kashyap | Mumbai | Published: July 6, 2016 2:08:18 am
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For Avril Pereira, Mumbai seems to have a connect with her. Freelance content writer Avril shifted to the city two months back from Pune. She is currently a resident of Kharghar where she plans to live for coming couple of years.

What she likes:

The connectivity — between places — that the city offers has always appealed to her. “It has been about two months since I came to live in Mumbai and I’ve already taken a liking for the city’s connectivity. After having lived in places like Pune and Goa — where getting around was quite difficult — I’m very impressed with Mumbai’s transport services. Getting from one point of the city to another is a breeze!” she says.

Another thing that mesmerised Avril about Mumbai is the fact that it’s a cosmopolitan. “It’s nice to interact with people who come from different parts of the country. You get to learn so much about other cultures. Lastly, I like how Mumbai is full of opportunities. It’s nice to be living amongst people who are filled with so much hope and optimism,” she says.

What she dislikes:

Mumbai traffic has however always been the drawback of the city, she feels. She says, “The traffic is something that I’m not extremely fond of. And with the traffic, comes the unnecessary honking.”

The growing population is a major concern of the city and Avril also sees it as a budding problem. “The infrastructure doesn’t exactly support the city’s growing population,” she says.

She is not really a fan of the Mumbai’s weather. “The humidity is unbearable sometimes,” she claims.


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