Assessing Physical Development in the Local Areas of Bhopal by Evaluating Identified Physical Amenities
Ar. Richa Ankush Pathe1, Anupama Sharma2

1Ar, Richa Ankush Pathe, Department of Architecture, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal (M.P.), India.
2Dr. Anupama Sharma, Professor, Department of Architecture, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal (M.P.), India.

Manuscript received on 18 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 2031-2038 | Volume-8 Issue-5, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: E7834068519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: In India, there are 8 cities which have four million plus population, out of which 37 cities with one million plus but less than four million populations and 449 cities are there with one lakh, but less than one million population as per 2011 census. The 2011 census clearly shows how important cities are in India and how fast India is developing. Indian cities that were already large at the time of independence have continued to increase in size until they have reached the stage of mega cities. The same location and economic forces that drove the original growth of cities at favorable geographical sites have continued to attract migrants in search of opportunities. The problem of inadequate physical amenities in any such growing city of developing country is inevitable. There is a need to assess existing level of physical development in local areas of any such city to find out a gap between demand and supply of physical amenities. Bhopal, the city selected to assess physical development in its local areas, is one such city with the population of more than one million, but less than four million. Also the geography, demography and economics of the city make it an ideal city for the study. The paper intends to assess level of physical development in the local areas of Bhopal, by evaluating identified physical amenities.
Keywords: City, Local Areas, Physical Amenities, Physical

Scope of the Article: IoT and Smart City Application Systems