Open space available to the average Mumbaikar is 1.28 sq m as against international standards of 11 sq m. And to make matters worse, a large chunk of public space is taken up by cars and spaces meant for cars.
Where do children go when our cities fall prey to unilateral growth agendas leading to more cars, more high-rises and disappearing playgrounds? These poignant photos from Mumbai streets by Gopal MS tells the story.
Open green spaces in the heart of an urban sprawl provide the much needed lung space for its citizens. Most Indian cities, however, have a long way to go before they catch up with global cities on that count, finds Navya P K.