MNREGS-like scheme launched for urban youth in MP, Delhi aims to provide neighbourhood-level public transport, while Kashmiris face threats in some cities as the nation boils over in the aftermath of the terror attack in Pulwama. Catch the most important happenings across cities this week.
Which will be India’s fastest growing city in the next few years? Why is Kolkata gasping for breath? What’s the latest on the planned rapid transit system in the National Capital Region? Read about all this and more in our weekly capsule of city news.
Notification of the revised Delhi land pooling policy is a welcome step, but is the government ready to implement it? Effective application would require coordination between different stakeholders and ramping up of institutional capacities and resources.
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.