In the last 10 years, Mumbai and Gurgaon have been reported as the two highest contributors to the commercial real estate market of India. Recently after the withdrawal of the Mumbai Master Plan 2034, the planning of these two urban clusters has also been brought to attention. The former was withdrawn due to the lack of credibility and authenticity of the master plan data. Some really important planning issues had been overlooked in the Mumbai Master Plan.
If a flawed master plan is passed, it is the city and its dwellers who will have to pay in the long run. The municipal government has always given the least attention to the planning part. The high authorities and the bodies directly involved with the land interventions enjoyed a better part of the governance. These bodies include influential personalities like bureaucrats, developers associations and politicians. [Read more...]