ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Planning in New Cities-The Durgapur Experience

Planning in New Cities The Durgapur Experience N Vijay Jagannathan A small but important segment of the rapid urbanisation witnessed in India since independence consists of the new cities which have emerged following large-scale public investments in areas that had been in earlier decades completely rural. These medium-sized cities, such as Chandigarh, Durgapur, Neyveli, Bhilai and Bokaro demonstrate the unique problems and opportunities of diffusing urbanisation. This paper highlights some facets of town planning in Durgapur and, in the process, brings out some of the weaknesses of town-planning in a developing country.

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