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  1. Flintlock
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    Dude....incase you didn't notice...Raj Thackeray doesn't hold a public office.

    If anything, you have to blame the congress for Mumbai's lack of development.

    Sheesh...if Raj Thackeray began to affect Mumbai's devt. imagine what Laloo would do to Delhi.
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    Laloo Prasad Yadav's role is often underestimated.. He turned around Indian Railways.. He was the one responsible for finishing untouchability and massive caste based discrimination in Bihar in the early 90's... His hands were tied in Bihar because of obvious reasons...
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    before CWG.. expressways connecting Delhi and Noida.. Metro.. etc.

    CWG's bid was submitted because of ongoing projects..

    Cleaner??

    hmmm... Gurgaon is practically Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road... 30stories+ building are the norm ... Gurgaon's roads are better than Delhi's ...

    Gurgaon, Noida, Greater Noida, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Sohna, Manesar, Bawana, Bahadurgarh, Faridabad, Sahibabad and hundreds of other places I donot know of all are basically Delhi only...

    umm.. SA Noida was Maya's creation and Mulayam Singh Yadav did nothing for it..
    and since Mayawati came to power the prices have jumped ten fold... Noida has almost as many high rises as Gurgaon... and is better developed...
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    MM, in a 4 lane road you give 2 lanes to Bus... it won't work...
    Travel time in Delhi has tripled since BRT came out... and recently Delhi's Chief Secy had commented that its a massive failure....

    BRT Corridor basically means 2 lanes exclusivly dedicated to Buses.. and how many people with Cars travel in Buses or will travel in Buses??
    Delhi is different I know of people who take loans against their houses to buy swanky cars...

    I haven't heard about it.... Dwaraka and Gurgaon are max 5 kms away.. and Dwaraka is underpopulated...

    Never counted... but They have 8-10 lanes of tag tolls where you basically install a prepaid sensor tag and pass through...


    that pass is great.. the tag lanes are usually empty ... the pass I have costs 500 bucks and is valid for a year.. there is monthly one too...
    if you don't mind me asking where do you work and live??
    I might be shifting to Palam Vihar after summers...

    There is talk of connecting Sonepat maybe.. depends on the Haryana govt...

    Last time I went to the ND railway it was being renovated at a breakneck speed and it already has metro connectivity...

    the Army Cantt one is being spruced up...
    the Nizammuddin one is quite alright too there is an old world charm to it... I guess there is another one too which is being upgraded...
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    what do you mean by dirtiest?
    Delhi has practically no slums as compared to Mumbai... there are some poor areas which could be unclean by that's about it... and yes Yamuna is not a river but a drain....
    try throwing a wrapper in a metro station and you shall be surprised.. ;-)
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    Delhi might not have any slums, but its streets and neighbourhoods tend to be dirty.

    Mumbai's streets and neighbourhoods are cleaner, but it has too many slums.

    Anyways, Dharavi is being demolished and redeveloped...lets see how that comes along.
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    Never really seen a dirty locality... may be the very poorer sections...

    no idea....
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    Yep...


    Remember Delhi 10 years back..it was unliveable...apart from the South and Lutyens.

    Mumbai has only fallen behind in the recent past, mostly because Delhi is suddenly looking better in comparison.

    Its really starting to go vertical now...mostly because there is literally no more space to build.
    So most new projects are 40+ stories, and 4-5 are 80+ .
    in the next 5-10 years, Mumbai will be the only city with something resembling a skyline.
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    North has Civil Lines and Model town which are posh...
    West has Punjabi Bagh which is posh
    South is Posh
    Gurgaon and Noida are posh now
    East is pretty unposh never been there though
    Central is posh..
    Old Delhis Darya Ganj at one time was very posh.. now its pretty rundown..


    Mumbai still is the entertainment, trade and financial headquarters of India but and juxtaposition is too intense in Mumbai from what I have heard...

    Don't worry NCR will have more than Mumbai's...

    Sea facing cities usually grow vertically...

    Delhi had luxury of space so there was no need for vertical growth and there was a legislation against tall buildings in Delhi (I think something to do with monuments or something) but real estate prices and scarcity of land have necessitated vertical growth now but still I don't think 80+ floors buildings will be built in Delhi...

    A list with pics of some hundred skyscrapers of Delhi
    Highrises of NCR (Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad etc.) - SkyscraperCity

    "The National Capital Region's (NCR) skyline is all set to change. With height restrictions giving way, Delhi and its suburbs are all set to grow vertically providing the much needed residential and commercial space.
    A 32-storey building in Noida's Sector-44 is called Celeste and when complete, it will be the tallest building in North India.
    So far, top honours for sky-scraping have belonged to the Vikas Minar in Central Delhi and to the DLF Square Plaza in Gurgaon.
    Several high-rise projects have been cleared by Noida and Delhi. Height restrictions have been removed from 33 mts for residential buildings and 37 mts for commercial buildings in Delhi
    ''In the planners mind, Delhi has always been conceived of as a low rise city. This was possible because Delhi had vast expanse of land to expand unlike Mumbai,'' said Manoj Mathur, School of Planning and Architecture.
    After Mumbai, Gurgaon has the maximum number of tall buildings. It has as many as 150 high rises buildings that are taller than 24 mts.
    In comparision, Delhi and Noida together have less than half the number of tall buildings Gurgaon has.
    In the next five years, Delhi will get a number of high-rises. Some slated to come up before the Commonwealth Games.
    In the new Celeste building at Noida, the two towers would have one apartment per floor.

    ''The two towers would have one apartment per floor with private elevators opening inside the apartments and would also have an all-weather heated swimming pool on the top floor. We wanted to build a structure that could be identified with the skyline of Noida,'' said Sanjeev Srivastava, MD, Assotech.
    But starting at Rs 4 crores, these four-bedroom luxury apartments would cater only to the select few. Delhi is all set to get a 17-storey tall residential group housing society in Rohini. "
    NDTV.com: High rises on Delhi skyline

    4 crores for a 4 bedroom appartment in Noida... damn Delhi is expensive :eek:

    PS: has anyone flown over Dwarka?? It looks out of this world.!! :angel:
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    Well, Malang mentioned it. We got the CWG BECAUSE of the best infrastructure being developed.

    Lol, the slums in Mumbai mate. I think Delhi is cleaner. And besides Metro flyovers are being made so fast in Delhi. By 2010, i doubt you'd be able to travel 1kms on any road without seeing or crossing either a flyover or an underpass. Like i said, you have to see Delhi's plans under consideration to believe it. I'v seen the plans(actual plans for the future, not just the current ones being made).

    Malang has cleared the air.

    Maya maybe corrupt, but she is far better than Mulayam. Mayawati actually develops stuff when in power, Mulayam only eats money.
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    Mate, Delhi has changed SO much in the last 5 years itself, forget about 10, i bet you wont be able to recognize Delhi. Trust me, there is obnoxious amount being spent in Delhi over road infrastructure. Its a road and highway building boom in Delhi and NCR.
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    Without being too specific, i live in New Delhi and goto College in Gurgaon.
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    Cool...

    BTW BRT is a failure read today's newspaper...
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    Mayawati does work in only her constituencies and for her people... Mulayam worked for no-one... Kalyan Singh and Rajnath Singh were okay but their hands were tied...

    I think someone like Salman Khursheed or Rajnath Singh or Priyanka Gandhi as a CM will do wonders...
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    In a 4 lane road you can give 2 lanes to buses and it will work smoothly... the best example is the bus lanes in london roads. They are very well managing it even in narrow roads and the traffic never come to a hault here becoz of bus lane or buses. Here during peak time vehicles other than london buses and taxis are not allowed to use bus lane.
    The most importan thing is people should obey basic traffic rules. In India or generally in South Asia most of them dont obey traffic rules. I think this is becoz most of them are getting licence through back doors. This should be stopped for ever. :disagree: