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Not just a flyover collapse

Malaise afflicting infrastructure projects runs deep

Business Standard Editorial Comment  |  New Delhi 

The collapse of an under-construction flyover in the highly congested Burra Bazar area of Kolkata, killing 27 people, has highlighted the hurdles in the way of building new infrastructure capacity not just in West Bengal but in all of India.

The tragedy comes at a particularly sensitive juncture when India, led by a very active and peripatetic prime minister, is seeking global investment for building both its infrastructure and its productive capacity. Given that a trillion dollar-plus infrastructure gap has to be financed, and that various methods of implementing this infrastructure plan are ...

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First Published: Sun, April 03 2016. 21:38 IST
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