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Chennai to showcase integrated intermodal transportation soon

A   public transit system will be able to function seamlessly if there is intermodal integration. Commuters need to have last-mile connectivity so that they can avail multiple modes of tr

Urban growth put in mission mode

Prime minister Narendra Modi today (Thursday) unveiled people-centric urban development and launched three major urban development initiatives: Amrut (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transf

Urban growth on mission mode with smart cities project

Prime minister Narendra Modi today (Thursday) unveiled people-centric urban development and launched three major urban development initiatives: Amrut (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transf

NBCC to float NBFC to finance growing business

Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday asked the management of NBCC to further expand and diversify its business profile by forging partnerships with state governments and other

When dhandho leaves Mumbai

Mumbai is a proud city. There are two kinds of pride. The first kind is fairly common, more so in India. It’s inherited from one generation to another, it’s transmitted by mere associat

The mind, the heart, and two great cities

I am made of both Delhi and Mumbai.  Intellect will tell you sharply that Mumbai and Del

Humans of Delhi: Dilwalon ki Dilli

I came to Delhi from Kanpur in 2003 for higher studies. Since

Humans of Mumbai: Bombay meri jaan

I came to Mumbai from Sikar [in Rajasthan] to make a living. Mumbai gives me better work opportunities as compared to other cities. Here, I manage to save about Rs 40,000 per month, whereas in my h

Guesthouses live in licence limbo

When Jane Katuse, a Nigerian national, arrived in Gurugram to undergo in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) at the Artemis Hospital, she settled into an airy, well-appointed guesthouse. It is in fact a larg

And the city softly sings the blues

India is a largely rural country with 68 percent of its population living in villages. As per the 2011 census, approximately 32 percent of the population or 38 crore people stay in cities. This fig

Dream city Delhi

Anand Kumar, from Palwal, a small town in Haryana, had gone to bustling Bombay in the late 1980s as a teenager in search of work. “I had thought I’d drive a taxi or something, it would

Urban planning: In the right direction?

Over the last decade, Chennai has been witnessing an unprecedented increase in urban population and a large expansion of industrial areas in its suburban regions. This expansion has largely been un

Housing for all: A realisable dream

The Indian constitution states that “the state shall strive to promote the welfare of the people, protecting as effectively as it may a social order in which justice, social, economic and pol

How to make Mumbai green

In November 2015, Mumbaikars started an exciting experiment. Called Equal Streets, it was a citizen initiative to usher in equality at least in the usage of roads and streets. Thus, on Sunday morni

Trouble on the metro line

The storm is yet to die out over the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited`s (MMRC) taking over 30 hectares of the famed Aarey colony, a green belt of mumbai, when another application has come in f

“No city habitable unless it attracts investment and creates jobs”

Most of our big cities were built during the British era. They were meant to accommodate a certain size of population and last for a certain period. However, due to rapid urbanisation, these cities

“Only a sense of ownership will bring sustainability”

A practising orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Patil is a minister of state for home, urban development, law & judiciary, parliamentary affairs and skill development for the Maharashtra government. I

If Mumbai is not to be Slumbai...

To solve the problem of urban slums in the city of Mumbai, substantial amendments were made to the Development Control Regulations (DCRs) for Greater Mumbai, 1991. In 1997 a separate Annexure was

Better cities require active citizen engagement

With Mumbai city battling myriad civic issues and annual flooding year after year, stakeholders and experts came together to discuss ways of dealing with these issues as community work. The discuss

How India can make cities better, liveable

The rankings for Indian cities in the latest Global Liveability Index, prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), should not have come as a surprise to us: the two cities that feature in th

A unique project gives new life to a chaotic Mumbai fishing village

Traditional fishermen or Kolis; synonymous with feasting, song and dance; are the original inhabitants of Mumbai. For generations, they have loved their vocation and prided in it. But their work an

Mumbai civic body invites urban designers to improve five streets

To redesign and make its streets safer and inclusive in a studio project, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has invited urban designers to join hands with its engineers so as to cr

Aarey tree cutting: Supreme court orders status quo

Citizen protesters had some relief on Monday as the Supreme Court ordered a status quo pm the cutting of trees in Aarey forests of Mumbai to build a Metro Rail shed. The apex court&r

A home of one’s own

Deepak Parekh, founder and chairman of HDFC, the premier housing finance organization in the country, in an interview with the Times of India published on September 9, 2019 provided some important



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