The Centre has been actively promoting municipal bonds as a source to fund development of cities, but those with lower credit ratings may not find it a very smooth option to raise money through the same.
Pune tops the fifth Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems conducted by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, while Bengaluru is in the last position. A summary of the key findings from the survey.
Park your car in front of your home and pay. Pay more during peak hours, and many other rules. Some decry it as plain unfair, others feel it’s the only solution to traffic and pollution. Ironically, many Delhiites are not even aware that this is in force!
HLRN report lays out details of forced eviction in Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad and other Tier I cities in 2017; finds beautification, ‘slum-clearance’ and smart city projects to be the top cause, followed by infrastructure projects.
The Kamala Mills tragedy in Mumbai has suddenly led to fire safety inspections in restaurants and eateries in many cities, but there are reports aplenty to show that fire preparedness anywhere in these cities is abysmal.
With poor access and connectivity and glaring infrastructural gaps, the Mangalore Railway Junction station is crying out for attention, but apart from usual election season promises, there has been little action on the front.