Neighbourhood News Desk
In order to counter the problem of unregulated urban growth that will take place in the future. It was said that improving connectivity and developing neighbouring towns around Delhi, that should be located within 60km of the city centre is considered the best way.
This was one of the many suggestions, which were made by experts at the consultation that lasted for two days, which was organized by the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on the Master Plan of Delhi for 2041.
At the event, Pedro B Ortiz, senior fellow at the Marron Institute of Urban Management (MIUM), New York University stated that people who came to look for a new life can’t be forbidden to come to Delhi and can be unrestrained in informal settlements if not provided land. He also said that planning has to be done in such a way that the increasing population can even spread to the neighbouring regions, which aren’t fully developed yet.