Volume No. 2 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 84-91 July-September 2007




Vishwambhar Prasad Sati*1 and I. K. Mansoori2

1. Department of Geography, Government PG College, Shivpuri (INDIA) 2. Jiwaji University, Gwalior (INDIA).


Received on : May, 14, 2007




Gwalior metropolitan city (India) comprises of three sub parts i.e. Murar, Lashkar and Gwalior itself. Owing to its central location and one of the biggest railway junctions of India, the spatial expansion and population growth of this agglomeration needs systematic and relevant study for environmentally sound and economically viable society. The paper deals with a trend of urbanization in Gwalior metropolitan city and its environs after independence based on the growth of urban population. Major characterization of the urbanization process in this city came after industrial restructuring and the undergoing transformation of the industrial society towards a full service and information society in terms of employment structure. Also, the construction of many new towns surrounding the Gwalior metropolitan city as the industrial towns, immigration and the rapid growth rate in the urban population contributed to post independent urbanization. The rapid economic development through an industrial oriented economy and the city’S high urban growth rate has had a significant impact on the quality of the environment. This paper also reviews waste management, air, water and greenbelt environmental issues, transport network and discusses the major issues and actions that have been taken to address these problems.


Keywords : Urbanization, Metro-city, Environmental Issues, Industralizations, Population growth.