Austin wrote:You cant really says Japan would not have supported infra of Railways and the funding take or leave was just for bullet trains we did not ask for Railway infra.
There is no harm in bullet train but it is only atm the priorities are wrong , The incident that happened in Mumbai could have taken place at any station or any time of the day , it is a common thing to see railways passenger get crushed while travelling or just having to cope if with crowd that is 4-5 times more than the infra we have. It is just that it happened now and there is no gurantee it wont happen in the near future.....Its a dogs life travelling in Mumbai trains except for non-peak hours were it is barely OK
Most of our railways infra are broken and Mumbai Suburban earns most for IR and it gets what it gets imaging for places where these dont even earn enough , So wrong priorities at wrong time in back drop of so many accidents and so many lives lost and still fixing what is broken is not a priority ......It takes a railways minister to do an audit when 25 people are dead when that should have been done much earlier...that is by an large the state of affairs we are in.
there is no room to enhance any infrastructure in places like bombay because every little shit illegally occupying foot path, govt/private land is backed by some politico with some axe to grind.
The infrastructure has simply been overwhelmed with nil chances of growth with the daily incoming economic migration into bombay numbering in their high thousands.
Something had to give. rain water, aka "flooding" is intrinsically tied to the high tide and its ebb and flow and there is no solution for this.
Airports, roads cannot expand because "vote bank" slum dwellers are purposely resettled in these lands by rapacious, rent seeking politicos.