Are India’s superhighway plans on the road to nowhere?

The $2bn fast road from Delhi to Agra remains empty, revealing how India’s motoring culture remains stuck in first gear

A few weeks ago, I decided to take my family from our home in Delhi to see the Taj Mahal, and asked Ajay, a Delhi chauffeur, which of the two routes he’d recommend – the old Grand Trunk Road or the new six-lane Yamuna Expressway.

Ajay warned me against the latter. “Too many fatalities,” he said, with a haunted expression. Another driver agreed: “Cars are always turning turtle.”

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