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Gadkari’s impressive works in Nagpur transformed the city’s transportation in just 5 years

According to the Global Economic Research Report, Nagpur takes the fifth spot in the list of fastest growing cities in the world in the 2019-35 period.

The report prepared by Oxford Economics is engaged in global forecasting and quantitative analysis, further added that all the top ten fastest-growing cities in the world in 2019-35 will be from India.

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Surat tops the list, followed by Agra, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Tirupur, Rajkot, Tiruchirappalli, Chennai, and Vijayawada respectively.

It is also said that 17 of the 20 fastest-growing cities in the world between 2019 and 2035 will be from India.

A report from Oxford Economics, a research house involved in global forecasting and quantitative analysis said, “When future GDP growth rates are compared, the story is mostly very different. In particular, 17 of the 20 fastest-growing cities in the world between 2019 and 2035 will be Indian, with Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai among the strongest performers”.

“By 2035, we project it will be 17% higher, with Chinese cities alone generating more output than all cities in North America or Europe,” the report said.

Credit goes to Nitin Jairam Gadkari, the current Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation in the Government of India.

Gadkari contested 2014 Loksabha election from Nagpur constituency and won. He got the better of Congress leader Vilas Muttemwar by a massive margin of 285,000.

Gadkari’s journey started when he became Minister of Road Transport and Highways in May 2014. Ever since he took charge, he amplified the pace of building roads in India from 2 km/day to 16.5 km/day in his first year and to 21 km/day in the second year and end of 2018 30Km/day.

Besides that, he also reserved an amount of 1 per cent of the total projects awarded in his contract worth ₹2 trillion (US$29 billion) for trees and beautification.

In case you didn’t know:

Bengaluru is ranked as the world’s most dynamic city with robust technology as per the latest survey. The electronic city is growing in technology at a rapid pace.

With its constant rapid urbanization and good economic growth, the electronic city has gained the first position in the world’s most dynamic cities survey. JLL’s City Momentum Index unveiled its survey report and had calculated momentum for 131 of the world’s most commercially active cities over a period of 3 years.

Bengaluru was followed by Hyderabad and Delhi stood at the 4th spot. Pune was behind Delhi while Chennai gained the 7th position. It should be noted that 19 of the top 20 cities are from the Asia Pacific. In 2018 edition of the City Momentum Edition, Hyderabad topped the rankings charts followed by Bengaluru (2nd), Pune (4th), Kolkata (5th) and Delhi (8th) respectively.

The key theme of this year’s sixth survey was robust technology and innovative eco-system in which Bengaluru emerged as the world leader. The report noted that both Bengaluru and Hyderabad have thriving information technology and start-up culture which has helped them top the rankings.

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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