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Jet Airways Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sanjiv Kapoor was criticized by part of Twitter on Sunday for calling Indian subways a “simple concrete eyesore” when comparing a subway station in Bengaluru to one in Dubai . Kapoor shared a few images and complained about the design quality of subway stations, including those in Gurugram, Bengaluru, which seemed to anger some people, who then responded to his tweets with “aesthetic” photos of subway stations in the bombed all over the country.

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“Bangalore, Gurgaon, Kolkata…why are our above-ground subway stations such plain concrete eyesore? Look at Dubai (right) versus Bangalore (left). And this train station in Dubai was probably built 10 years ago!” Kapoor tweeted.

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Jet Airways CEO Sanjiv Kapoor’s tweet sparked debate on Sunday about the need for “aesthetics” in subway stations, with some users even criticizing Kapoor for “forgetting” about the country’s infrastructure developments. {{^userSubscribed}} {{/userSubscribed}} {{^userSubscribed}} {{/userSubscribed}}

As viral as the tweet went, some people fumed at Kapoor’s “inability to appreciate the country’s infrastructure developments,” while some agreed with him to some degree, pointing out that the subways here are becoming “greener” and “inclusive.” approach was missing.

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One user, without opinion, simply shared photos of several Delhi metro stations with stunning artworks with the caption, “Delhi Metro for you!”

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“Rightly pointed out. Our public infrastructure is not environmentally friendly, not cost-effective or beautiful, and many are not accessible either. Not just metro stations or other public infrastructure. Nowadays private construction has completely messed up even the aesthetic with the least importance,” one user tweeted.

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Another said that public transport doesn’t have to look “pretty”. One user even went a step further and brought up ancient Indian architecture. “Only if you have seen the ancient architecture of India. The only difference between then and now is that India had enough resources then. India can’t spend money on aesthetics now, even if they cost very little,” his tweet read.

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As replies kept pouring in, Kapoor enabled the Account Protection feature, which allows users to switch their public accounts to private.


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