'Has the Mumbai Revised Draft Development Plan (RDDP) 2034 of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) taken into the consideration the urban reforms suggested in the Smart City concepts launched by the Central government?' asked a senior colleague in a typically criticising tone, while the RDDP was still being prepared. Having been a part of the RDDP core team, it was natural for me to go on a defensive mode.
Mumbai is the commercial and entertainment capital of India. It is a city with high levels of accumulation and a concentration of economic activities and has complex spatial structures that are supported by transport systems. It is also seen as the financial capital of India and generates about 5 per cent of IndiaÂ´s GDP.