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Planning For Long-Term More Important Than Spending Funds On Iconic Projects

A walk along the central road in ITO area gives an idea of the scale of congestion created by the mixture of vehicular and pedestrian traffic along its entire length

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Jharkhand Urban Development Minister C P Singh Rolls Out Red Carpet For Investors

Jharkhand Urban Development Minister Chandreshwar Prasad Singh has termed the Global Investors' Summit as historic as it was for the first time any government had organised such a medium to initiate development of the state

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Rural Gain Is Urban India's Loss

The Ministry of Urban Development got an allocation of Rs 34,212 crore, marginally up from the last fiscal year

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Make Liveable Cities, Not Smart Cities

Former mayors of Adelaide and Barcelona share their expertise on how to make a smart city; Urban development secretary talks about raising civil charges

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DDA Ignores Gazetted Norms In Proposed TOD Projects

One of the important recommendations of the Delhi Master Plan 2021 notified in February 2007 was that Influence Zones along the metro rail and major transportation corridors be declared as intensive development zones

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60 Per Cent Indians To Live In Cities By 2050: Govt

As per the 2011 census, 31 per cent population in the country lives in urban areas and more and more people would migrate to cities in coming decades

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Planning The Space Around Metro Stations

As part of the overall integration of the metro system with the framework of Delhi, major train stations need to be identified and planned to have direct connections to surrounding residential areas by a bus network, as well as a system of roads, bicycle tracks and walkways

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Warped Priorities Dictate Future Development In Delhi

The various plans prepared by the Delhi Development Authority do not properly recognise or provide for the needs of a large section of society

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All Shopping Centres Need To Be Pedestrianised

Upmarket shopping malls serve a very limited section of our society. Variations of traditional shopping bazaars with their overlapping of mixed uses would more effectively serve the needs of city residents

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Elusive Smart Cities

The 'smart cities' plan raises questions whether the government can raise hundreds of billions of dollars to pursue its ambitions, and if it's serious about tackling squalid conditions in many parts of India's major urban centres

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Centre Clears $210 Million World Bank Loan Proposal For Jharkhand

The proposed World Bank funding, with a state government commitment of $90 million, will address to some extent the huge investment requirements of the state in developing urban infrastructure

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After Chennai Deluge, India Must Rethink Urban Development

If climate change is indeed the culprit, then the Chennai floods should come as a severe warning to authorities since there could be many more such episodes in the near future across the country

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