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Governance of Megacities: Fractured Thinking, Fragmented Setup

K.C. Sivaramakrishnan


Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad—five of the largest Indian megacities—are the economic and commercial engines for modern India. These metropolitan regions serve as magnets of migration, resulting in explosive growth of the core cities and their urban agglomerations. Yet arrangements for governance of these metropolitan regions are fractured and sterile. Based on extensive comparative data on demographics, economy, infrastructure, society, environment, political character, and institutions for governance, this book introduces megacities in the Indian context and explains how ... More

Keywords: urbanization, cities, growth, infrastructure, megacities, metropolitan region, urban agglomeration, 74th Constitutional Amendment, metropolitan planning committee, metropolitan council

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199454136
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199454136.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

K.C. Sivaramakrishnan, author
Research Professor/ Chairman, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi