As of now, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai holds the title as the tallest building in the world. But India, according to reports, recently announced their desire to build a structure taller than the 828-meter (2,717 ft) Dubai landmark in their financial capital of Mumbai.
The building is a part of the government’s “dream project” of beautifying huge swathes of industrial wasteland by setting up green boulevards, maritime museums, lavish buildings and recreation centers.
However, citizens aren’t too enthused by the idea as they feel there are many amenities that should be taken care of first—like providing better public facilities.
Nitin Gadkari wants a building taller than the Burj Khalifa. This is what happens when a village idiot becomes a minister.
— lindsay pereira (@lindsaypereira) April 16, 2017
@nitin_gadkari What we need is higher index of happiness & not taller buildings than Burj Khalifa !
— My Time Zone (@InderMendiratta) April 16, 2017
News: Nitin Gadkari plans landmark taller than Burj Khalifa on Mumbai waterfront.
Fact: None dies of hunger in Dubai, millions do in India!
— Samar (@Samar_Anarya) April 16, 2017
@EconomicTimes Misplaced priorities… Someone needs to tell this guy India news food, water, shelter, jobs……not buildings
— JaiyashreeAnbu (@JaiyashreeAnbu) April 16, 2017
@EconomicTimes How about cleaning and decongesting Mumbai roads first??
— Tasneem (@tasisme) April 16, 2017
@EconomicTimes Yeah.. Tallest building to go with the largest slum. Variety is the spice of life after all!!
— Rishi Mishra (@aRishisays) April 16, 2017
@EconomicTimes India needs food shelter water for the millions below poverty n jobs infrastructure n the list goes on n not a burj khalifa
— fasiha mujahid (@annuhai) April 16, 2017
@EconomicTimes Let's please not. There's definitve economic proof that each county that has built "tallest" structures has suffered significant recession.
— Blasfamous (@blasfamouss) April 16, 2017
— Amit Agrawal (@amithagrawal) April 16, 2017
— DeadInside (@DeadInsideGuy) April 16, 2017
Just last week the Indian government had its people up in arms on Twitter yet again, when they announced plans to fix servings sizes in restaurants.