Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, is one of the world’s largest planned townships, created specifically to reduce congestion in Mumbai.
The city has a robust infrastructure, is well connected to other parts of the state and country and is relatively less polluted compared to Mumbai. Navi Mumbai has a good public transportation system with Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport serving the train commuters and a large fleet of auto rickshaws for intra-nodal commute.
Navi Mumbai also has various recreational facilities such as the golf course, Central Park and Pandavkada waterfalls in Kharghar, Parsik Hill near Mahape, Wonders park in Nerul, mini seashore or Sagar Vihar in Vashi and several other public places like gardens and jogging tracks.
Navi Mumbai has been ranked 12th among 73 cities surveyed for cleanliness and hygiene by the Union Ministry for Urban Development (MoUD) and Quality Council of India (QCI) as a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship program Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
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What are the social, economic and environmental implication of such civic expansion?