Evaluating Urban Sprawl Requirements for Local Infrastructure Facilities of Kolhapur City
Keywords:Local infrastructure facilities, Population, Road and Transport facility, Sewage network, Urban sprawl, Water supply
Urban sprawl is one of the major threats for any city. It acts as a barrier for the city's development. When the population of the city increases then the city's need also increases. Therefore, the responsibility of the corporation is increased to provide them all the basic infrastructure facilities like Water, Sewage, Road and Transportation etc. The population of Kolhapur city is increasing from past few decades as Kolhapur city is famous for Tourism, IT, Industries & Education. The population of Kolhapur city in 2001 was 4, 93,167, in year 2011 was 5, 49,236 and in year 2019 was 6, 07,123. And in the year 2030 the population will be 6, 86,718 [according to the statistical department of Kolhapur Municipal Corporation KMC)]. Kolhapur Municipal Corporation [KMC] is responsible for their basic local infrastructure needs. This paper is all about future requirements of Kolhapur city and KMC’s work on infrastructure facilities like Water, Roads, Transport facilities and Sewage Network etc. for the future population of Kolhapur city for the year 2030 and population in year 2030 will be 6, 86,718. This paper consists of some current issues/problems of infrastructure facilities provided by KMC to city’s people and simultaneously some recommendations over those issues/problems with its advantages. Methodology consists of collecting information from respective departments then site visits, calculating future requirements, and then giving recommendations, suggestions, and monitoring points after discussing with respective department officers.
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