Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
7) Throw light on the significance of road development in restructuring India’s infrastructure scenario. Discuss while suggesting way forward to handle the current issues.(250 words)
Why this question:
Recently, After a robust FY19—the year preceding general elections—the pace of activity has slowed down. Year till date in FY20, a mere 500km of road projects have been awarded, raising doubts about NHAI’s ability to fulfil the targeted 7,000-8,000km for the year.
Key demand of the question:
One has to discuss the significance of road development in restructuring India’s infrastructure scenario.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In brief narrate the importance of Road as a key transport infrastructure.
Discuss the significance of road infrastructure and its contributions to the development of the economy.
Explain the issues associated in road development.
How can these issues be addressed?
Suggest solutions to overcome these challenges.
Conclude by suggesting suitable solutions and way ahead.