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Red tape

Posted by Probe on September 21, 2007

'A jungle of red tape' and 'bureaucratic procedure'.

Would you explain what is the difference between the two expressions?

The context:

A jungle of red tape and bureaucratic procedure, together with inadequate state and regional planning, threaten to strangle New Delhi's multi-billion dollar plans to upgrade boxship ports, top Indian business consultants have warned.

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