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Mainstream, VOL LV No 42 New Delhi October 7, 2017

Give me my Bullet Train!

Monday 9 October 2017

Stampedes waiting to happen do happen

and death rains on a shaky old narrow foot over-bridge

connecting Elphinstone Road and Parel stations

where twenty-two dead heads get numbered

on a more than one hundred and fifty years old suburban line.

Forget upgrading infrastructure

pushing bullet trains over safe locals

benchmarks a new line of perverted priorities

in railway projects and public-private partnerships.

I say I cannot slow down whims on steroids

I need the fastest track to move on.

Give me my Bullet Train!

October 3, 2017        

 Suhas Borker

[Suhas Borker is an independent documentary film-maker and Editor, CFTV NEWS. He is also Convener of the Working Group on Alternative Strategies (WGRAS). He can be contacted at suhasborker[at]gmail.com]

ISSN : 0542-1462 / RNI No. : 7064/62