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What Quality of Life in Our Cities?

In the haste to convert Mumbai into a world class city we have failed to study the experiences of western cities, which are suffering from the ill-effects of rampant privatisation and foreign partnership in public services, notably transport. Our cities need to focus more on providing basic amenities than in chasing dreams of becoming world class.

leisure facilities, entertainment centres, schools, colleges, universities, sports clubs and hospitals accessible to expatriates, he says . We are left in no doubt that the new infrastructure will be and should be for the upper class. The author adds that the city needs cultural tolerance and plural-

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