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Loads of money r flowing for the development and modernisation of our Metros....but r they upto any mark when compared with global standards??...plz answer frm the point of view of a dedicated and dutiful citizen.

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Asked by sumita ganguly, 24 Nov '09 09:48 am
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These so called modernisation is an attempt by the govt to show case the 'development' steps taken by them. The standards to which these efforts confirm can be gauged by the roads and other infra structure in these same very metros. On the one hand money is poured in for a tube train in Delhi and at the same time their bridges collapse along with the cranes. People still keep falling into open manholes just outside a vast expanse of glass walled mall. Forget about world standards. A couple of friends of mine returned from China and were visibly starry eyed at the standard of their roads and bridges and railway.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 24 Nov '09 10:10 am

 
  
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Modernisation needs a holistic approach and co-ordinated effort from various stakeholders concerned. Personally, I think, lack of co-ordination between various departments of the executive coupled non pro-active support of citizens and political organisations and the absence of a strong willed governmental authority to implement a project function as basic flaws; corruption arises from the leak-holes created by the basic flaws. Some one said we get the government we deserve. If we continue to encourage corruption or just satiate ourselves with verbal politician bashing or take an indifferent cynical attitude, our standards are going to stay at the rock-bottom.
Answered by Somebodysomewhere, 24 Nov '09 10:20 am

 
  
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Yes, you are right , money spend on infrastructure suffers quality by corrupt minded politicians and officials and the contractor take their pie and the work suffers quality and no way comparable to quality standards.
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 24 Nov '09 10:00 am

 
  
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U are right..sumi!! no develpomental work is up to the mark, not to speak of comparing them with global standards......and the basic reason of all this is the INDIFFERENCE at the govt level and DISHONESTY and CORRUPTION at the execution level........; all works are half-hearted and poorly done....for the very reason that half the money allotted goes to the pockets of the people responsible for their execution......; many developmental projects are still in papers with money in peoples' pockets..........., God knows when one could see them in reality..........; we indians LACK morality and honesty and sincerity to the lees..................
Answered by minati vishwakarma, 24 Nov '09 11:54 am

 
  
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I'll give you an example and then we can decide on it. I'll leave all other Metros and just take up a case of Delhi and in Delhi also Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC). Only Delhi Metro Rail because it is being show-cased as the face of new developments while an even bigger project like The Golden Quadrilateral highway network in India connecting Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai is neglected because it is accepted by masses as a project started by Atal Bihari Vajpayi government. Present Indian government should not treat projects of mass benefit started by previous Indian govt. like this.

We all know that it is spreading to whole of Delhi NCR including Delhi, Gurgaon, NOIDA, etc. So many legs of Delhi Metro are already operational and have de-congested the traffic on roads in these areas. We all know that we have limited space available in our metropolitan cities. So, maximum usage and maximum scope for usage should have been considered before starting this project. Most ...more
Answered by rajneesh Rediff, 24 Nov '09 11:10 am

 
  
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You are right ,cannot be compared with global std.at all. MOre over at the time of materialising project funds are not available for one reason or the other.
Answered by ANURADHA PATHAKJ, 24 Nov '09 10:40 am

 
  
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