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Infra projects – the UPA has done nothin

Posted by fairval on August 16, 2011

This is a Business Standard article. The link has the full article, listed below are the projects Vinayak Chatterjee points out. The interesting part is – there is hardly anything here the UPA govt can lay claim to. The Vajpayee govt started or came up with the big ones. To think these Congress jokers have more than 3 years to go.

Ten big infrastructure projects that could transform the country

Vinayak Chatterjee / New Delhi August 15, 2011, 12:48 IST


The current lacklustre mood of the nation could well be revitalised with a clutch of gamechanging projects. Here are 10 for consideration:

National River Linking Project

The National River Linking Project (NRLP) was mooted by the Vajpayee government in 2002 to artificially link 14 Himalayan rivers in northern India and 16 peninsular rivers in southern India. The idea first emerged in the nineteenth century and was again resurrected when Captain Dinshaw Dastur suggested a “Garland Canal” in 1974. In 2009, it was scrapped citing high cost, environmental concerns, human displacement issues and effects on biodiversity. NRLP could help mitigate regional imbalances caused due to frequent floods and droughts. The project would also lead to fresh inland navigational routes, new sources of hydro power and create millions of hectares of irrigated land.

Kalpasar Project

Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant

Delhi-Srinagar Direct Rail Link

Samudra Setu — India-Sri Lanka Bridge

Western Dedicated Freight Corridor

Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor

Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor

Mumbai as an International Finance Centre (IFC)

Chittagong Port to Agartala (Tripura) Road Corridor



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