Why it is that India is not able to build good roads? Let’s
take for example the stretch of road from Mehrauli to Mahipalpur in South West
Delhi which sees traffic jams every single day of the year. Thousands of
vehicles going towards either Gurgaon or the International Airport are stuck in
huge traffic jams all throughout the day. The road is supposed to be widened
as per the government plans but is stuck in litigation after some
environmentalists have objected to the felling of trees. Environmentalists or
pseudo environmentalists? For every one tree felled, we can grow ten trees
elsewhere but what about the fuel wastage and increasing pollution because of
these traffic jams which in turn is a result of stalled road plans? The answer
is simple, no government in Delhi or elsewhere in the country is really
bothered about building good roads in the country.
Bureaucrats and politicians harp about a Golden
Quadrilateral. As a matter of fact there should be several Golden
Quadrilaterals in India. But then, if a single road in a middle class locality like
Vasant Kunj in New Delhi cannot be properly built in ten years, how can other
parts of India ever see good roads?
Narendra Modi came to power because people wanted a change. People
wanted progress and that meant better infrastructure. But it looks like he is
more happy being on twitter and other social websites. Mr Modi, Your government
needs to build good roads all across India. When you cannot build good roads in
the capital city, how can we trust you with building good roads in other parts
of India? We need good roads to travel and to transport our goods. By good
roads, I mean the kind of roads we find in Europe and America... can you build
India or are you simply happy wearing a suit with your name on it?
As for you environmentalists, by clinging on to a tree is
not the answer to make India green. Sometimes you need to sacrifice a few trees
to make the world a lot greener. You have to weigh the pros and cons before
stalling a plan. The more you delay building roads, the more polluted are we
making our country. Let go of your silly pseudo green thoughts. Wake up to
reality. It is time to build world class roads and world class infrastructure.
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