gfiles magazine

January 24, 2013

Highways or killerways

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Highways or killerways
With one death every four minutes – a majority in four states of UP, Punjab, Maharashtra and Gujarat – it will be a mockery to call our Highways world-class.
by Bisheshwar Mishra
Development of infrastructure like roads and railways in India – is stuck in a quagmire of constraints. Paucity of funds, tardy decisions due to democratic, political, administrative and social roadblocks have contributed to keep the infrastructure in a perpetual state of neglect. While everyone agrees that development of infrastructure like roads and railways is the sine qua non of economic growth and prosperity, work in these two sectors has remained woefully neglected and imbued with inherent constraints...READ MORE 

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