Weekdays I travel to a client office which is in Gurgaon near New Delhi from my house by a cab. There is again a flyover being built over the NH-8 which links Delhi to Gurgaon and there is almost always a traffic jam. I cribbed a bit about how sad the state of the road was, but to my surprise, the driver said “Saahab , ek do mahina adjust kar lengey, phir dekhna kya mast road hoga, “ ( “Just adjust for a couple of months, and then see how beautiful this road will become”). Such a positive mindset cannot be built among citizens without fulfilling some promises. The Delhi govt. has been on a real flyover spree and has built over 8-10 flyovers in last couple of years, some of them having over 20 passing combinations possible.
Also what struck me was this signboard in Bangalore saying “Flyover work in progress” and this signboard in Gurgaon saying “Flyover work in progress, please bear the inconvenience for a better tomorrow”.
Surely the citizens of Delhi have a brighter tomorrow for their life on the road !