NEW DELHI, March 4 -- Yes, oops, is what the people in Mumbai said, who drove their cars across the newly repaired Gokhale bridge, connecting Andheri East and West, drove high above the railway line, and then found, to their shock, they could not drive to Juhu, because the Juhu arm of the bridge was six feet lower!

Wait a moment, folks, this is not 2000 years ago, not a hundred years ago, but today! A day and time when we could have fed all the data into a small laptop and got all the measurements for construction before the work started.

The bridge is a concrete example, and pun intended, of policies going wrong, especially the ignoring of checks and balances, which tell us if our beloved country is going in the wrong direction.

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