what is the significance of the line'few planes fly over firozabad'?
After meeting the bangle makers of Firozabad and seeing how miserable their situation is, the writer realises that mukesh's dream of being a motor mechanic may not sound exciting to the readers but for him, even that appears to be out of reach. She sees that how the vicious circle of politicians, bureaucrats, sahukars and policemen has put the burden of an old lineage on the future generations. Most people are so tired that they dont even think about breaking out of it. This makes the city look soo old and rather backward that flying an aeroplane is something a child cant even dream of. The statement metaphorically points out to the centuries old tradtion of bangle making which was now actually hampering growth and development of the community.