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Delhi and Mumbai Roads

December 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

The overall infrastructure in Delhi has improved by leaps and bounds over the past decade, especially the roads. Traffic moves smoothly for the most part, and the road surfacing is also quite good. The metro has also presumably helped take some traffic away from the roads. Now, if only numbering of buildings and homes can be done, so it should be possible to get to places without stopping and asking people! This is a universal problem in India.

Mumbai roads, by comparison, are quite pathetic. One Sea Link only ends up shifting bottleneck points. Mumbai needs to be ringed with roads in the sea – there isn’t enough space on land to do this. Of course, I cannot see this happening in the near future. When we cannot get the next leg of the Sea Link from Worli to Haji Ali started or even an elevated road built at Peddar Road, we have little hope. The surfacing of the roads also is quite bad – travel in a taxi and one will realise it.

At the core is an issue of government and governance. Unless that is fixed, we are not going to get the basics right.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Statspotting // Dec 14, 2011 at 9:27 am

    The trick is to get the balance right – there are ppl without jobs, there are roads to be built. how do we get these together?

  • 2 run 3 // Oct 23, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Are you noticing that the cellphones in Mumbai atleast, seem to be sending or receiving fewer phone calls? Even messaging seems to be a problem. seems like a case of “Big Borther watching”.

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