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An Interactive Land-Use Map of Mumbai Is Finally Here

This user-friendly visualization helps make clear who is and who is not included in the city’s dizzying growth spurt.
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Mumbai is often referred to as the New York City of India, and for good reason. It’s the financial hub of the country, and it’s arguably the only city in the country that has a full-fledged seaside skyline—one that’s set to become much higher in the coming years.

But in the rush to construct, corners have been cut on safety and environmental regulations. The municipal government has recently unveiled a revised plan charting the course of the city’s urban development until 2034. But according to activists and academics, it leaves a lot to be desired, particularly in terms of transparency and accountability.