Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra is among top two livable emerging cities in the country, says a study by property consultant JLL India. In it’s report ‘Livability Quotient A Paradigm Shift in India’s Emerging Cities’, the report has evaluated 10 emerging cities, including townships by private developers, for their city administration practices, sustainability, and overall livability.
The parameters that call for definite and well-developed skill levels where these 10 cities are ranked on —
- Utilities and Daily Needs
- Leisure and Recreation
- Smart Governance
- Safety and Security
- Access to Jobs
- Environment and Sustainability
- Real Estate Performance, and
- Future Expansion/Outlook.
The government has launched Smart Cities mission to decongest tier 1 cities and improve their livability quotients. These emerging cities have been formed with a mandate similar to many goals that a smart city should entail such as the overcrowding of adjacent metrocities and better connectivity with the workplace among others. These emerging satellite cities offer innovative solutions to challenges posed by urbanization. These cities will attract an influx of aspirational residents and corporations, resulting in the creation of the next generation megacities that are much different from what we see today in India.
Lodha group’s ‘Palava City’ is at first place, Mohali in Punjab and Mahindra World City township in Chennai are at third and fourth positions, respectively. Pimpri Chinchwad (Pune) is at the fifth position followed by Rajarhat (Kolkata), Technopark (Trivandrum), Magarpatta City (Pune), Greater Noida and Manesar.