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Housing Needs in New Suburbs of Indian Metropolii-Case Study of Kothrud, Pune

Indian Metropolii Case Study of Kothrud, Pune Hemalata C Dandekar Sashikant B Savant This article, a survey of three localities in a rapidly expanding suburb of Pune, differentiated classwise, illustrates the segmented utilisation of livelihood opportunities, services and facilities by the residents of the region. More importantly, the article attributes the suburb's robust growth to its timeliness in meeting the emerging housing needs of the upwardly mobile middle class living in the heart of the Pune city and also suggests, that its relatively low infrastructural cost may be an incentive attracting the retired members of middle class households of Mumbai AS Indian cities continue to expand at a seemingly inexorable pace in terms of population growth and physical settlement on the land, it is useful to obtain insight on the mechanisms through which various social strata in this rapidly growing urban community are meeting their needs for housing, physical infrastructure and a good quality of life. This paper reports on some of the findings from a study executed by the authors in Kothrud, a rapidly expanding suburb of Pune, which sheds some light on this process.

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