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An Invitation to Sprawl?

New legislation by the Maharashtra State Governments would allow private land owners to apply for city boundary expansions as a tool to ease congestion.
December 27, 2011, 11am PST | injunplanna
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The article in the Hindustan Times lightly covers this important legislation: "This would help planned development in areas neighbouring cities, as cities are getting more and more congested. The amendment would set off growth of several cities in Maharashtra. In the past 100 years, only 45 area development schemes were cleared in the state since there were legal roadblocks, which have now been removed."

Contributor Bharat Singh notes: "This is seriously a move fraught with disastrous consequences. Does this mean that the Master-planning process will be compromised every time a developer buys land next to the city limits?"

Thanks to Bharat Singh

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Published on Friday, December 23, 2011 in Hindustan Times
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