Wednesday, April 12, 2017

What’s New in Vapi?

Monday, 10 April 2017

On our way out of Vapi, we took two quick diversions so that I could photograph two new big items in Vapi.

By far the most significant is the new railroad underpass. Like many towns, Vapi is divided by railroad tracks. There was only one way cars and trucks could cross -- on the very overcrowded flyover. A small tunnel was available for two-wheelers.

The old tunnel under the tracks. It’s barely big enough for a two-wheeler. I’m not sure whether even a tuk-tuk would fit.
This is the new underpass. Regular trucks and buses still don’t fit, but it’s great for cars, tempos (small trucks), and three-wheelers.
It has nice approaches on either side, with rotaries to help traffic flow.
Art students have been painting murals.
The mural on the GIDC side.
The mural on the Vapi Town side.
The photo above was too contrasty to do the center face justice. So here it is with a better exposure.
And on the GIDC side is a new large mosque:

There are several small mosques (“masjid”) in Vapi, mostly tucked into small spaces -- it’s easy to pass right by them without noticing. This is a huge mosque in a large setting -- definitely difficult to overlook.

1 comment:

  1. You should have been to the tunnel at night
    It's more beautiful.