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Saturday, January 12, 2008


I wonder if the launch of the Nano is a good thing or bad.

Obviously, it will mean more congested roads and dirtier air in Indian cities. Yet, the congestion resulting from the Nano's impending success might just finally reach a critical mass where incompetent city administrations will be forced to take serious steps to improve the transport infrastructure and bring it, if not to Shanghai levels, then at least to Islamabad levels.