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Nice article, I don't think its viable for a high density state like Kerala to expand its road networks when car ownership is growing at ~20% each year. Kerala is just one big town, so I think its best to have an extensive metro rail network. But I don't think it will happen, the politicians there have no vision or unity.
Thanks JP. I totally agree, a commuter rail system would be perfect for Kerala. By virtue of its long, narrow geography and high population density, the whole state is primed for what smart growth folks call "transit oriented development." The development is already there -- now all they need is the transit. And that, as you say, takes serious political will.