Could New Subway Ruin Delhi?

A columnist for the Hindustan Times argues that planners have ignored possible problems with the project in the name of progress.

"The relentless speed of the Delhi Metro project has spawned fast track clearances that exclude any debate on environmental or urban matters. In the process, Delhi could be ruined.

The Metro as a holy cow is an image tied with our desire to make it to the world's high table. Yet, so great are the insecurities of our past and so dazzling the dream spun by our dream-makers, that our middle-class euphoria will not allow debate on this shiny symbol of our coming of age. Since the media mirror this euphoria, there is an effective silence of alternative voices and only the Metro story gets told repeatedly."

Full Story: Debate goes underground

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