Monday, September 2, 2013

Harbour Bridge Project Should Be Scrapped

We can spend the money a lot better. Like injecting billions of rupees into the CNT to purchase enough buses to match the calibre of our new airport terminal. So that when you hop onto one you are not putting your life at risk. This should help people leave their cars at home and reduce the pressure on our roads and health system. And help Mauritius overtake Estonia as the place with the planet's best air quality.

Besides it would make a lot of sense -- especially after we've seen what Tsunamis have done in 2004 and 2011 -- to displace the centre of gravity of our economic activity southwards. So that if Port-Louis is struck by a deadly wall of water, we can be back in business a lot quicker. Elsewhere. But we don't want to build a new city on our best arable land. No, we should use our marginal ones. Foodwise.


Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Government is not going ahead with the harbour bridge. But not sure we'll get the biggest bang for our tax bucks with all the policies of 'batbate' going on.

akagugo said...

Dodoland wants Smart Cities?
Or are all these planned and built by and for Big Land-Owner for its own good. In any case, concrete jungles attract see-ow-two-belching traffic, which slowly but surely shortens and damages your life-span. Else, a responsible government would inject back some smartness into these pseudo-Smart Cities