If you look at India, the country has been, at times, at a high risk of impasse, but the government never shut down per se. Interests of minorities are always protected; even a leader of very few voters can dictate the terms and can positively negotiate. Dysfunction or inefficient governance are built-in characteristics but they never lead to a shut down. Overall, India should keep a close watch on capital flows, changing exchange rates and safeguard the interest of her countrymen.
Shishir Sindekar, Nasik
PPP or EPC
This refers to the comments of Saikat Das of NHAI in NHAI not averse to PPP (FE, November 7). I agree with him that for the time being this is the right time to review PPP in India with regard to highway projects. To make the highways in order and to achieve targets, it is not wrong that for some of the projects, NHAI reverts to the EPC system. The delays in completing some of the projects, handing-over and mishandling of toll plazas by some PPPs are the examples which show that partially reversal to EPC system by NHAI will be a balancing act.
Prem Kumar, New Delhi