New sudy puts population number at 57 lakh by 2031
By 2031 Gurgaon will be bursting at its seams with over 57 lakh population straining its infrastructure, says a study by CII (Haryana) and Price Waterhouse Coopers.
However, a senior HUDA official said that the infrastructure planned for Gurgaon for the projected population by the Haryana government was adequate. Haryana urban planners have provisioned for a population of 42 lakh, as predicted in their Gurgaon-Manesar Urban Complex-2031.
As per Census 2011, Gurgaon’s population was 15.14 lakh, which has now swelled to 20 lakh.
Interestingly, Census 2011 shows Faridabad with the maximum urban population followed by Gurgaon. However, the equations will change by 2031, with Gurgaon having an urban population at 52 lakh — the highest in the state.
Cautioning the state, the CIIPWC study has suggested formation of a task force consisting of representatives from industry, manufacturing, urban development, among others for developing smart cities in Haryana.
“The report on smart urbanisation provides a road map to transform Haryana’s cities into smart cities in order to sustain urbanisation. We believe this report will provide the right impetus to policy makers and stimulate progressive debate on sustaining rapid urbanisation across Haryana,” said Neeraj Munjal, former chairman, CII Haryana State Council and MD, Shivam Autotech Ltd.
N S N Murty, Associate Director & Leader Smart Cities, Price Waterhouse Coopers, said, “There is also a need to form a state-level policy on the lines of industrial policy as the state is plagued with the problem of multiplicity of departments.”
The study states, “Haryana has shown a positive growth pattern since its formation years. However, it has also led to rapid urbanisation as per the global trend. Though a boon, urbanisation also brings along with it several challenges that can act as a barrier to growth achieved over a period of time. It is a proven fact, that the trend has a straight correlation with growth. However, if not efficiently managed, it can lead to a negative proposition.”
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