- Jul 12, 2014
just to add a nuance into the conversation, focus on roadways is a relatively recent . during british raj and India's socialist era, railways was given more importance so much so that they had their own budget until recently. it's only after vajpayee govt that focus shifted to roadways.You can't judge IR performance based on what will happen in future. I'm sure IRSE babus will find ways to sabotage this (like they did in 2019).
It seems everyone here believe that railways is doing fine and are happy with "world class" stations and trains. I was just saying Gadkari had better performance (my opinion)
in effect if you were to form this opinion pre-1999, you would be saying railways is being developed while neglecting roadways.
apparently focus on Rural and urban roads is a BJP's political commitment as per party resolution made decades ago, as per the new book "The Rise of BJP" co-authored by Ila Patnaik and Bhupender yadav.