Cities should be allowed to grow, says Sam Pitroda

Participating in a panel discussion on “Education, Innovation and India’s Urban Transformation” on Wednesday, he said as we have been encouraging the cities to grow horizontally, it consumed more places which finally led to jostle for space.

He also emphasised for using technology and network connectivity to address the urban infrastructure bottlenecks, which is posing biggest challenge.

Subir Gokarn, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, said Indian cities contribute more than 60 per cent of the country’s GDP, but big cities are creating serious problems even in advanced countries.

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