National Geographic Magazine has a fascinating story in the October issue about the building of India’s Golden Quadrilateral highway system, a 3,633-mile roadway which will stretch between the country’s four corridors. Check out this video to get a taste of the careening, cow-dodging drive that is simultaneously enhancing the infrastructure of the country and tearing apart traditional farming communities. But as one official quoted in the film says, "Once the roads come, the economic activity improves and the quality of life improves." We hope that that is indeed the case.
Update: There are four more short video episodes on this India story: Car Culture (blessings and racing), The Luxurious Life (for some), Human Impact (farmers protest), and The Filthiest Job (truck driving). Enjoy!
- Nat Geo Expeditions