Monday, September 08, 2003

Hi-tech solutions for India's train crashes

I was reading an article on the use of GPS in India to prevent train wrecks and a quote made right at the end of the article caught my attention. Here goes...

Hi-tech solutions for India's train crashes: "So it seems like Indian Railways has come up with a good strategy to keep its trains and drivers on track. But it remains to be seen if their plan stays on track too."

The story of progress in India is best summarized by the phrase, There is many a slip betwixt the cup and the lip. It's not that plans aren't put in place or that the government is unaware of the problems plaguing it's people; it's just not in the best interest of the powers that be to actually do something about them problems. But for them to keep their jobs, the common man needs to be appeased, so plans are drafted and promises are made. You'd think that being lampooned by the press would have an effect on the politicians - and of course, you'd be wrong... If you are a politician, you learn to ignore the press ;)

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