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Old Posted Jan 14, 2007, 3:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Ex-Ithacan View Post
I know Indian cities are dense as heck, but with so much new development outside of the cities, looks like the US isn't the only country dealing with urban sprawl.
Delhi is really turning into a megapolis as the states surrounding it are building many townships to take advantage of the capital city's proximity. But unlike US sprawls, connectivity is still an issue. Although many road projects are under construction, car ownership is still low, public transport is crowded, underfunded and often dangerous. However the Metro rail is growing fast. In the Indian context there needs to be a lot more public transport that is clean, fast and safe. India's urbanization is going through a churning phase. For long (and even today) India's socialist planners were afraid of urbanization and did nothing much in the urban areas. At least today some attention is being paid to urban areas.
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