[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.
News: Nitin Gadkari plans landmark taller than Burj Khalifa on Mumbai waterfront.— Samar (@Samar_Anarya) April 16, 2017
Fact: None dies of hunger in Dubai, millions do in India!
India can build a building taller than Burj Khalifa but it won't be as awesome as Burj Khalifa!— Aloshy (@comradealoshy) April 17, 2017
Right.....dont help the poor. Dont focus on making the country a better and safe place to live in. But...let's... https://t.co/gTb5qD6PUF— Ifsha faroqui (@IfshaFaroqui) April 17, 2017
Instead of building bigger towers, let's focus on bringing better public facilities to the people.— DeadInside (@RaGaBhaiyya) April 16, 2017
The article originally appeared on Mashable