Volume No. 12 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 373-380 January-March 2018

 

INTEGRATED INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING AS TOOL TOWARDS LIVEABLE AND SMART CITIES IN INDIA

 

Indu Priya S.1* and Jagan Mohan K.2

1. APCRDA, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh (INDIA) 2. ADC, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh (INDIA)

 

Received on : September 28, 2017

 

ABSTRACT

 

As per census 2011, nearly 31.16 % of current India?s population lives in 7935 towns. With regards to amenities, only 70.6% of urban households have access to individual water connections and about 13% of urban households defecate in the open, about 37% of households are connected by open drains and 18% are not connected to any drains. Only 21 per cent of the waste water generated is treated and less than 30 per cent of the solid waste generated is segregated and scientific disposal of waste is practiced only in few cities. Increase in further urbanization and expanding urban agglomeration in India, will generate great pressure on delivery and management of Infrastructure. In this context, development of Integrated infrastructure aiming in improving quality of life is need of hour. In this context present paper emphasis on ongoing strategies towards enhancing quality of life and further attempts to explain framework, measures and indicators to achieve „Liveability Standards?. The Paper also highlights Infrastructure Planning initiatives that can be implementable to transform existing cities to attract more people, investments and make more liveable.

 

Keywords : Urbanization, Liveable, Smart cities, Infrastructure planning, Population

 

 

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