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The road to nowhere

Given India’s tryst with infrastructure, the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor project is already on shaky ground

Photographs by Vishal Koul

No power cuts, no water shortage. Public transportation will be available at no more than a 10-minute walk and environment-friendly ways of transportation — cycling, for instance, or even walking — will be encouraged through dedicated tracks by the roads. All utilities will be underground — whether it is parking for vehicles, sewage disposal, water and electricity lines, TV or telephone cables. Water harvesting, recycling and the use of solar energy will be a defining feature of these ‘live-work-play’ communities. Houses, hospitals, schools, offices, airports, convention centres and mass rapid transit systems — name the amenity you want and you’ll find it here.