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Delhi, an Indian Mega City?

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Delhi This Indian Mega City is located on the Yamuna River in Northern India. It is one of the most historic cities in India and is one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. It is the 6th populous metropolis in the world. Industrialisation started in the city in 1880 and greatly improved its infrastructure including a proper Sewage system, Piped water, Transport, Education and Utilities. After the industrialisation electric lighting and tramway systems came soon after. This was around 1901 - 1902. Delhi gained independence in 1947, after becoming independent the progression of Delhi into a Mega City began. 500,000 people moved to Delhi inside three months after it becoming independent because people were able to choose the areas which they wanted to live for themselves rather than being segregated by their ethnic background or religion. ...read more.


The government estimated that in the mid 1990's their city housed 9.3 million people in about 1.9 legal owned houses. In 2005 the population had rose to a staggering 15.3 million people. Another major problem with increasing population is increasing pollution at as much of a fast rate. Traffic congestion is a major problem in Delhi. Through emissions, traffic gives off over 1,320 tonnes per day. Helping make this city the forth most polluted in the world. Delhi's pollution problems widen a lot farther than jus traffic and congestion problems. The mega cities of India produce up to 1kg of solid waste per person per day. ...read more.


It is possible to see that the wages are likely to increase. I have come to the conclusion that, there have been more, problems with Delhi becoming a mega city than advantages of it changing. This is because when looking at it there are much more disadvantages than advantages. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I ii I I I I I I I i ...read more.

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