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In infrastructure funding, repairs take a back seat

Little attention is being paid to keeping roads, bridges and flyovers in good shape

A British-era bridge over the Savitri  in Maharashtra collapsed after heavy rains
A British-era bridge over the Savitri in Maharashtra collapsed after heavy rains

Earlier this month, as Gurgaon grappled with chock-a-block traffic and Bengaluru with flooded streets, something more dangerous and absurd happened in Delhi. A 44-year-old man was run over by a water tanker after he fell into a pothole on a major artery in the Vasant Kunj area. Two days later, another deadly accident happened on the highway connecting Mumbai to Goa when a British-era bridge collapsed under pressure from the flooding of the Savitri river, sending a number of vehicles into the raging waters below. Over 22 people died in the incident as drivers could not see the ruptured ...