Rapid urbanisation a challenge: Kamal Nath

January 11th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath Wednesday said there is a need for strong planning to address the issue of rapid urbanisation which he described as a “huge challenge”.

“The growing urbanisation is a huge challenge for the government and a strong urban planning process is needed to address this issue,” said Kamal Nath at the valedictory session of the 11th Auto Expo in Delhi.

The minister urged all the cities with a population of more than two million to prepare detailed project report for metro rail.

Expressing concern over India becoming home to 382 million cars by 2050, he said: “The urban development ministry is currently working on developing satellite cities in a planned manner keeping in mind the surge in traffic in future.”

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