Deposition at the Independent People’s Tribunal on the Coastal Road : Hussain Indorewala

Summary:

This presentation will try to show why the Coastal Road Project (CRP) is sure to be counter-productive from the perspective of traffic congestion management, wasteful in terms of public expenditure, disruptive in terms of ecology and livelihoods, and ignores cheaper and more efficient alternatives. The project will increase the number of vehicles on the road, cause considerable environmental damage and adversely impact livelihoods of fishing communities. Moreover, as a project that serves to transport not more than 1.5% of the city’s population on any given day it is more of a private amenity than a public good. And despite doing nothing to ease the burden on the congested public transport network, the public will be made to finance this fundamentally in-egalitarian project.

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