New Towns in India: A Report on a study of selected New Towns in the Eastern Region

By K C Sivaramakrishnan
IIM Calcutta

The study aims to identify and highlight issues of policy-significance in the planning, building and running of New Towns with over 100 settlements until 1977. New Towns of India are a major Indian experience. Though the initial planning for a few, such as, Chandigarh, or Bhubaneswar, were inspired by foreigners; by and large the design, construction and upkeep of India’s New Towns has involved a whole generation of Indian Planners and Architects, Indian Engineers and Indian Administrators. As in other fields the experience has been characterized by many hopes and fears, weaknesses, successes and failures, but together, the experience is of sufficient importance to merit study and documentation. 

(later republished by CPR)

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