India wants to build the world's tallest structure, but people aren't excited

The government was urged to first follow Dubai's model of cleanliness, provision of basic amenities

News Desk April 17, 2017
Dubai skyline, featuring the Burj Khalifa. PHOTO: REUTERS

[brid video="133802" player="7247" title="India wants to build the world's tallest structure but people aren't excited"]India's plans to outdo the tallest structure in the world, Burj Khalifa in its financial capital Mumbai, have led to criticism from citizens over the fact that much of the country still lacks basic rights such as food security.

According to reports, the country wants to erect a structure taller than the 828-metre (2,717 ft) landmark in Dubai. The 163-floor Burj Khalifa also has the world's highest observation desk, which was added in 2014, a few years after the building was opened to the public.

The fresh idea is part of the government's "dream project" to beautifying large swathes of industrial wasteland by way of establishing green boulevards, recreation centres, maritime museums and, of course, lavish buildings.

Dubai to build tower taller than Burj Khalifa

However, the tall claims seem to be falling flat as Indians have urged the government to provide basic amenities instead.

The article originally appeared on Mashable


fits | 3 years ago | Reply Destructive behavior is not going to get us anywhere. If we just wish everything go bad with and in India, it is bound to be tiring. Instead, why not focus on the good things happening to you? That positive energy may help.
gebde | 3 years ago | Reply To all Pakistanis commenting on this: Why don't you ask the Chinese to do the same in Pakistan?
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