Mumbai’s notorious traffic jams force even billionaires to opt for humble public transport sometimes. Real estate tycoon Niranjan Hiranandani recently went viral on social media for taking a Mumbai local train to commute to his office, despite having a net worth in thousands of crores.
The video shows Hiranandani traveling in a second class compartment on his way to his office in Ulhasnagar. The billionaire realty magnate took the local train to save time and avoid getting stuck in Mumbai’s heavy traffic during peak hours.
Niranjan Hiranandani has a net worth of over Rs 32,000 crore as per Hurun Rich List 2023 and owns several luxury cars. Yet, he decided to rub shoulders with local commuters in a train instead of being chauffeured in his high-end vehicles.
Sharing his experience on social media, Hiranandani called the local train journey ‘insightful’ and the city’s ‘lifeline’ that helped him reach faster while avoiding road congestion.
This shows that even the uber-rich value time and convenience above opulence sometimes. Lakhs of Mumbai’s working professionals take suburban trains daily to beat traffic woes. The humbling train journey has now got an elite passenger in billionaire Niranjan Hiranandani!
Mumbai’s local trains are unlikely to ever lose their middle-class local flavor. But spotting a high-profile tycoon onboard does indicate that practicality wins over pomp for smart city dwellers.