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Good point. In some areas, the soil is not stable enough to permit underground metros. Overall, I prefer elevated systems because from a maintenance and repair standpoint, it is more economically feasible to maintain & repair elevated systems than underground.
Ya'll Nibbiars in Mumbai It's not a problem as most of the hard rock is within reach but cost was a factors.
 

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theoretically how much would it cost to build an aqueduct from brahmaputra to rajasthan and marathwada ?

might help in diverting flood waters from assam, to build biomass in desert soil and water retention capacity of rajasthan.

note : ignore diplomatic issues with bangladesh for this thought experiment, but rather from an engineering and ecological standpoint.

 

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theoretically how much would it cost to build an aqueduct from brahmaputra to rajasthan and marathwada ?

might help in diverting flood waters from assam, to build biomass in desert soil and water retention capacity of rajasthan.

note : ignore diplomatic issues with bangladesh for this thought experiment, but rather from an engineering and ecological standpoint.

Why cant we setup water grid system like power. Just setup a pipe in form of + sign over India map. This will resolve water problem and will distribute equally. Am i thinking over engineering.
 

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Why cant we setup water grid system like power. Just setup a pipe in form of + sign over India map. This will resolve water problem and will distribute equally. Am i thinking over engineering.
river inter linking projects are part of similar thought process.
 

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I am not here talk about river linking process. I am talking about setup pipes rather than create streams.
pipes are also used, but mostly for transporting drinking water from reservoirs to cities.

for agricultural projects, pipes are used in lift irrigation projects, and gravity do rest of the work. Telangana kaleshwaram lift irrigation project being the latest mega project.
 

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theoretically how much would it cost to build an aqueduct from brahmaputra to rajasthan and marathwada ?

might help in diverting flood waters from assam, to build biomass in desert soil and water retention capacity of rajasthan.

note : ignore diplomatic issues with bangladesh for this thought experiment, but rather from an engineering and ecological standpoint.

The longest know aqueduct is 386 km long and that too needs to be lifted 4 times all thanks to having a terrain allowing them to do so.
 

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The longest know aqueduct is 386 km long and that too needs to be lifted 4 times all thanks to having a terrain allowing them to do so.
It's only a matter of time before north India starts having frequent dust storms from westerly direction, as vegetation depletes in pak. we don't have control over dust storms from saudi peninsula.

question also is whether is it worth investing in preventing/delaying the frequency of these dust storms?

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It's only a matter of time before north India starts having frequent dust storms from westerly direction, as vegetation depletes in pak. we don't have control over dust storms from saudi peninsula.

question also is whether is it worth investing in preventing/delaying the frequency of these dust storms?

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We don't have any means to stop this level of dust migration from ME to Indian subcontinent.
But this does not harm India in big way
 

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theoretically how much would it cost to build an aqueduct from brahmaputra to rajasthan and marathwada ?

might help in diverting flood waters from assam, to build biomass in desert soil and water retention capacity of rajasthan.

note : ignore diplomatic issues with bangladesh for this thought experiment, but rather from an engineering and ecological standpoint.

You mean something like this?
 

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theoretically how much would it cost to build an aqueduct from brahmaputra to rajasthan and marathwada ?

might help in diverting flood waters from assam, to build biomass in desert soil and water retention capacity of rajasthan.

note : ignore diplomatic issues with bangladesh for this thought experiment, but rather from an engineering and ecological standpoint.

Fun fact the Jordan river of Israel has a capacity of just 1300 MCM. For reference our Chambal river has a capacity of 7000 MCM and quite possibly 10,000 MCM 100 years ago.
The Jordan river our equivalent of some small stream and local rivers that aren't even worth mentioning.
 

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