Urban revolution: 20 new trendsetters to redifine India by 2030India is on the threshold of an urban revolution, the scale and speed of which is unprecedented. It took nearly 40 years for the urban population to rise by 230 million but it will take only half this time to add the next 250 million. Cities will be central to India's economic growth.

This new study released by the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) benchmarks the pedestrian infrastructure of six Indian cities. In addition to the availability of pedestrian footpaths, it also includes other parameters such as accessibility to crossings and amenities and road safety issues, such as motorists’ behaviour towards pedestrians.


Vadodara/Surat: Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) stormed the annual awards for implementation of the JnNURM scheme by winning three key awards.
The city got awards for project implementation, improvement in water supply and waste water sector, and implementation of pro-poor reforms. Surat was the another city from the state to get an award for best services to the urban poor.

Asian cities are especially susceptible to unpredictable environmental change, as these cities are expected to account for more than 60 percent of global population growth in the next 30 years.

Rajiv Shah TNN

Gandhinagar: The new Ahmedabad may seem more plush and attractive, but latest population figures reveal that the city is ready to touch 55 lakh, and this is mainly owing to the phenomenal rise in population density in the old city limits.
Sources told TOI that the population of the city covered by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has risen to 54.52 lakh against 35.20 lakh

Surat: New techniques in agriculture and floriculture have inspired many farmers to turn to flower farming in the fertile region of south Gujarat, which is known for cultivation of vegetables, paddy, pulses, sugarcane, banana, mango and chickoo.

Yagnesh Mehta | TNN

The diamond city has stumbled and fallen from second place and has been ranked the third cleanest city of the country for 2009-10 with 69 points. Union ministry of urban development, as part of national urban sanitation policy, has been selecting top 25 cleanest cities. Chandigarh has topped with 73.4 points and Mysore is second with 70.6 points.

Himanshu Bhatt | TNN

BS III, II fuel availability causes confusion in 13 cities.

Murali Gopalan

One month into the new clean fuel regime finds the auto sector struggling with vehicle supply schedules and facing the prospect of stocks not being registered in metros with tighter emission norms.