But retrofitting urban centres so that they can both grow and be more livable is an almost insurmountable task.
The country has neither the governance wherewithal nor the resources needed.
Despite this, the one option that is almost instinctively discounted is greenfield cities.
Image: Corbousier with his plan for Chandigarh.
Text: Subir Roy, Business Standard
Images Courtesy: Foundation Le Corbusier and the ADAGP (Societe des auteurs dans les arts graphiques et plastiques); Wikimedia Commons