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Does India have adequate infrastructure to support smart cities?

A significant component of the urbanization would be migration to the existing cities, which would expand and grow in size. As of now, most of the Indian cities face challenges in terms of infrastructure and the inhabitant’s access to the essential services. Increased urbanization would mean more stress and breakdown of the cities, finally leading to the deterioration of quality of life. The upcoming Smart Cities need to be a greenfield entity, that remains adjacent to the existing cities and developed and dependent on the existing cities. The cities need to be built near economic drivers such as industry clusters, SEZs, transport nodes, etc.

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