On road infrastructure, stray dogs, banking systems, pedestrian safety, women safety and human-wildlife conflict

Let’s build better roads The arrival of monsoon has opened the floodgates for problems like blocked drains, floods and the frequent roadblocks all over the country. With every monsoon, let alone the farm roads the national highways are also repeatedly getting blocked. For the people caught in the roadblocks situation, no matter how important their purpose of the journey, they have to wait for the roads department and other relevant agencies to clear the block. Some travelers land up even quarreling with roads officials coaxing them to open the roads for traffic. In the face of severe slides, there is only so much the officials can do. For years, we have seen this process repeat each year even claiming lives of commuters. I would like to urge the agencies and ministries concerned to build roads with quality such as looking […]

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