Fall-Overs and Sky-Wastes
Perhaps this is what we must call our flyovers and skywalks. Apart from corruption and substandard design and material, one must also look into the manner in which urban planning (?) is done. Decades after buildings and settlements are constructed, suddenly a flyover or a metro rail line is planned. So, sometimes, these infrastructure constructions are barely inches away from buildings and residences, and on foundations already overloaded and delayed because construction cannot proceed at the pace required due to surrounding population and businesses. Contrast the time that we take and China takes for construction.
Skywalks are another white elephant. No one uses them. Why? Because the hawkers and vegetable sellers are all on the footpath and people want to finish their daily shopping on the way to or from house, station or bus stop. It is time the high court took suo motu action on the utilisation of skywalks and gets them into use or asks the government to provide explanations why so much money was wasted on these structures.