I have lived in India for three years and in that time I have written about the road I travel on every day. The road has open sewers, so floods quite badly but especially so in the monsoons. In the first year we came the road was repaired almost as soon as the monsoon was over. The second year the road was so bad they put down broken bricks and building debris in the huge pot holes that had developed.This third year the road has deteriorated to such an extent that most people avoid it, thereby actually causing more damage to neighbouring roads which are less frequented. Year in, year out, the road floods, men dig into the sewers, extract the dirt at the side of the road, the water flows for a bit until all the dirt falls back in and we are back to square one.
The other week I took my son for lunch and we enjoyed a very nice Bento Box at a lovely restaurant. For the meal which was quite moderately priced I paid a good portion of that bill in taxes.I would not mind one bit if I could confidently say that the taxes are needed and USED for the infrastructure of the city.
Sadly three years later and I can confidently say the road is worse than it was when we first arrived. Why don't the residents complain, where are the welfare associations, why is this not properly addressed once and for all ?