Monsoon's other bounty

There is no reason why India cannot get all-weather roads

As the monsoon retreats, India is once again left with potholed roads. Like malaria and other monsoon-related diseases, potholed roads are an annual affliction. Yet, there is no reason whatsoever why India cannot have all-weather roads in this day and age. At over 33 lakh kilometres, India has the world’s second-largest road network. The density of its highway network is also comfortably high, similar to what the United States has and much higher than what China and Brazil have managed to achieve so far. The road network in India has another critical dimension as far as the ...