The Golden Quadrilateral Highway project is one of India's largest and most ambitious infrastructure projects ever. It was started in the mid-1990's and the plan is for it to be finished by 2007. It will connect the four major cities of India together with a super highway; New Delhi, Kolkata (Calcutta), Mumbai (Bombay) and Chennai (Madras). This project is a metaphor for how India is entering the 21st century and modernizing itself to be a dominant player in the global economy.
A one kilometer bridge over the Ganges River in Muratganj is nearly finished but has already altered the life of the local people. A young boy tends to his herd of water buffalo under a modern, massive bridge that now extends over this sacred river.