NEW DELHI: The government of India is not considering any proposal to build satellite towns around major cities in the country, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said in a written reply in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
“The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has no proposal to create satellite towns around the major cities in the country,” Puri said.
Satellite towns are planned urban areas built near large metropolitan cities to help reduce the burden on their infrastructure.
According to the United Nations, 416 million people will be added to India’s urban population by 2050, taking it to 814 million.
Source: Press Trust of India