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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

Earlierthismonth,asGurgaongrappledwithchock-a-blocktrafficandBengaluruwithfloodedstreets,somethingmoredangerousandabsurdhappenedinDelhi.A44-year-oldmanwasrunoverbyawatertankerafterhefellintoapotholeonamajorarteryintheVasantKunjarea. Twodayslater,anotherdeadlyaccidenthappenedonthehighwayconnectingMumbaitoGoawhenaBritish-erabridgecollapsedunderpressurefromthefloodingoftheSavitririver,sendinganumberofvehiclesintotheragingwatersbelow.Over22peoplediedintheincidentasdriverscouldnotseetheruptured ...