India will have 7 mega cities by 2030; Delhi to remain 2nd most populous city

At present, India is home to five mega cities, with over 10 million population, but by 2030 this number will go up to seven. Delhi will continue to be the second most populous city in the world till 2030, adding a staggering 9.6 million people to its population -- the most in any mega city.

The facts have been revealed in the 2016 World Cities Report issued by the UN's department of economic and social affairs.

The report has not relied on the administrative boundaries of cities but has, instead, preferred to use the concept of "urban agglomeration" which is the "the contiguous urban area, or built-up area". For example, in the case of Delhi urban agglomeration, the satellite cities of Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon are included. Such inclusion makes sense as people in these contiguous areas are economically and socially integrated with the main city................Read more


Source: The Times of India

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