Big Ideas for India Contest: Question 12: How do we address India’s mass transportation needs?

India’s transportation sector needs rapid change. For many decades, we barely built quality roads or added to the train network. Over the past few years, the slight momentum in road-building at the turn of the century has also slowed.While air travel has boomed with competition in the sector leading to increased availability and lower prices, congestion at airports is also increasing. Traffic jams are a daily affair in most urban areas of India.

What should the underlying framework be for mass transportation of passengers and goods across India? Should we construct more roads or build more airports or grow the train infrastructure?

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