Top down infrastructure vision.
Government trying to prove to theworld what India was capable of.
1950-70: traffic increased thirty fold,road length went up only five times.
Rail network increased
0.5% in1950s, barely detectable growth of0.2% in 1960s, 70s.
Five year plan: ‘power, coal, and
750 km Konkan railway: First majorproject since British left.
Unstable Governments =>Infrastructure investment -
-madeinfrastructure politically fashionable.
1 5 0 0 2 0 0 9 1 9 4 7
, commissioned theGrand Trunk Road .
British India Era:
infrastructure focused oncolonial requirements.
1853: Boribunder to Thane.Lobbied by mill owners inLancashire.
Railway Network: 0 km in1850 to 10,500 km by 1875