Flyovers, long bridges that pass over other structures, have changed the face of urban India. The 2.5 kilometer long JJ Flyover, opened in 2001, is an outstanding example of this. Snake-like, it twists and turns its way through a labyrinth of old buildings, including the government offices at Mantralaya. Before the flyover was constructed, free movement in the area was virtually impossible. One of the most congested neighborhoods in Mumbai, it constantly buzzed with hawkers, vendors, cars, buses, bicycles, handcarts, and pedestrians.
Yet, what's really distinctive about the flyover is the troublesome effect that it's had on privacy (so very hard to come by) in Mumbai. Level with and in close proximity to people's homes, it reveals a gallery of human life.
Where: J.J. Hospital to CST (Victoria Terminus), in south Mumbai.