The Chief Govt Officer (CEO) of Jet Airways, Sanjiv Kapoor, took to Twitter on Saturday to specific his disappointment with the aesthetics and structure of Indian metro stations. In a tweet, Mr Kapoor in contrast the infrastructure of India with Dubai and known as Indian metro stations ”artless concrete eyesores.” The tweet has angered numerous Twitter customers who flooded the reply part to counter his assertion.
Drawing a comparability, he wrote, ”Bangalore, Gurgaon, Kolkata… why are our overground/overhead metro stations such artless concrete eyesores? Check out Dubai (proper) in comparison with Bangalore (left). And this Dubai station was in all probability constructed 10 years in the past! ” He additionally shared footage of Dubai and Bengaluru metro stations to emphasize his level.
See the tweet right here:
Bangalore, Gurgaon, Kolkata… why are our overground / overhead metro stations such artless concrete eyesores? Check out Dubai (proper) in comparison with Bangalore (left). And this Dubai station was in all probability constructed 10 years in the past! https://t.co/jSYueFwSWwpic.twitter.com/jAHSV6GF3S
— Sanjiv Kapoor (@TheSanjivKapoor) March 18, 2023
The tweet did not go down properly with numerous Twitter customers who criticised his assertion.
”Typical response of those that do not admire their very own nation,” one person reacted to his publish, whereas one other mentioned, ”Transit does not need to be fairly. In case you did extra studying on urbanism and metropolis planning youd by no means praise Dubai ever once more by the best way. That metropolis is a city planning nightmare. Borderline offensive to logic the best way it’s arrange.”
A 3rd wrote, ”Provided that you had seen the traditional structure of India. The one distinction between then and now’s India then had sufficient sources. India now can’t spend cash on aesthetics additionally in the event that they value very low.”
Many additionally shared a number of footage of aesthetic and well-designed a number of metro stations throughout the nation to show their level.
Delhi Metro for you! pic.twitter.com/HA8z0g6AZZ
— Rahul Kapoor (@okwithrk) March 18, 2023
The identical station from a long way has this look (not the appropriate a part of pic), however sure, many of the stations are field formed.
•Sri Sathya Sai Hospital Metro Station#Bangalorepic.twitter.com/SCWEUxtmk6
— Bangalore Metro Updates (@WF_Watcher) March 18, 2023
Bangalore metro has superb art work on the partitions. They let artists paint the partitions afterward.
Living proof, church avenue metro: pic.twitter.com/41ojhy7JQx
— Srijan R Shetty (@srijanshetty) March 19, 2023
From Hyderabad pic.twitter.com/5j2gfudR6j
— Vishal Anand (@im_vishal72) March 18, 2023
Nevertheless, there have been additionally some customers who agreed together with his assertion. A person wrote, ”Rightly identified. Our public infrastructure is just not eco-friendly, not cost-friendly or lovely, and plenty of are usually not accessible as properly. Not simply metro station different public infrastructure as properly. These days non-public building additionally completely tousled Aesthetics given least significance.”
One other commented, ”India’s metro stations’ lack of creative enchantment leaves a lot to be desired. With such a wealthy cultural heritage, it is a disgrace that the nation’s public areas aren’t extra visually inspiring. Let’s hope for a future the place type and performance can coexist.”
Notably, his tweet on the Bengaluru metro comes within the wake of the much-awaited inauguration of the Whitefield-KR Puram metro route (Purple line). The 13-kilometre stretch is predicted to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 25.
Final month, the CEO shared his poor expertise with Vodafone Concept, saying he determined to modify to a different service after 9 years as a result of Vodafone has poor protection in some elements of the nation and inferior worldwide roaming plans.