Sectoral experts prepare blueprint to resurrect the megapolis
Geetanjali Minhas | August 29, 2020
The Covid -19 havoc has raised concerns of economic revival, following social distancing norms in crowded public transport, challenges of online learning specially for the poor, migrants and informal housing, etc. Mumbai, the financial capital, has suffered heavily due to the pandemic. Twenty-four professionals and sectoral experts including government administrators, architects, urban and financial planners, educators, doctors, economists, social workers and others have come out with recommendations for the city to stand up again in "Resurrecting Mumbai: Discussing challenges and strategies towards framing an inclusive action plan for post-Covid sustainability":
Prioritizing projects where top preference is given to improving health infrastructure followed by informal economy, affordable housing and rental tenements for migrants,strengthening mass public transport with control on private vehicles and decentralizing of education system.
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