When will we have durable roads in our cities?The monsoon has not even started. The rains have just come down. With this ridiculously low amount of rain, in Chennai, most of the roads are flooded. Potholes are back again. It is nightmarish to manage the traffic. The car population is around twenty times more than what it was some ten years ago. The fourth largest city of India is teeming with millions.
Yet, the roads are in such a pathetic condition. It is not only Chennai. I saw damaged roads in Bangalore too. Why is that we are made to ride in such unsafe conditions? We pay through our nose all the taxes. We are also honest citizens who obey all traffic rules.
Will public interest litigation help in such matters? We have some success in litigation, but one wonders whether the entire operations of the Chennai Corporation can be handed over to private parties. Will this work?
How do we save our cities like Chennai? How do we get durable roads? What do members have to say on this?