India’s Stressed Cities Wallowing In Neglect

In June 1990 when, as a member of a media delegation, I had travelled with then Prime Minister VP Singh to Kuala Lumpur for a multilateral summit, everyone in the Indian delegation was quite impressed with the modern, vibrant look of Malaysia’s capital – its clean wide roads and sidewalks, its impressive city centre, the rapid growth of skyscrapers and a perceptive good quality of civic life. While there was a worldwide trend of city regeneration, Indian cities seemed to be only degenerating.

 
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