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Nodding Editors

Nodding Editors Nireekshak HOW little of the development and problems of the mofussil areas one reads about in the national Press! Resuming this column after a rather long holiday, 1 cannot help reminiscing about my long road journey to Nilgiris and back. Thousands of vehicles every day cross the Bhor Ghat halfway between Bombay and Poona. It takes some courage and not a little engine- and-brake-power to go up and down this ancient Ghat. With all its claims to being the most progressive State in the country, Maharashtra has not contemplated any tunnel to avoid this Ghat which is ruinous to vehicles and human nerves alike. For that matter, roads in general are a shame in this premier State, especially when compared with those in Mysore and Tamil Nadu. The stretch between Kolhapur and Satara, which links the heartland of western Maharashtra, is particularly bad and high traffic density makes it positively hazardous.

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