According to Niti Aayog CEO the increasing population is going to be problematic for cities in general, and for metros like Delhi and Mumbai in particular.
A huge influx of migrants, increasing population and the lack of urban infrastructure are some of the key problems facing Delhi, according to the Ministry of Urban Development which is planning to work with international town planners on the Delhi Master Plan 2041.
“The government is worried about the crumbling infrastructure and pollution levels in the city. Despite so many deliberations with think tanks, there is still no concrete solution on the issue, which is a matter of great concern. The government is planning to rope in international urban planners who can provide a roadmap and vision for the city for next the 50 years,” a senior urban development minister said.
‘Master Plan for Delhi 2041’ is expected to take care of the capital’s needs for the next 20 years, starting 2021. The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), an autonomous research and advisory body under the Union housing and urban affairs ministry, is working on the plan. And the issue of unauthorised colonies is the first one it has taken up.