18 January, 2021

Game For The Show

Belying all sceptics, a slicker, smarter, better-connected New Delhi gets set to play CWG host

Sanjay Rawat
Game For The Show
outlookindia.com
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The Gap Widens

Metro

  • Delhi: 193 km by October, carrying over 20 lakh people Calcutta 23 km, 4.25 lakh passengers a day
  • Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore: Desperately seeking their own metros.

Buses

  • Mumbai: Needs to add 1,500 new buses to its existing fleet of 4,200
  • Chennai: Passengers jostle for space in the city’s 3,300 buses. Delhi will have 6,000 before October.

Power

  • Bangalore: Frequent power cuts every day, the state facing a 14 per cent power shortfall
  • Calcutta: Only 1,225 MW of power generated daily, needs at least 1,500 MW
  • Delhi: will get 6,000 MW, more than it needs.

Airport

  • Hyderabad: Revamped...
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