About the Author
My name is Arshad S. Balwa and I am currently studying at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai, India in the 11th Grade of the IB Diploma. My family has been in the real estate business for many decades and as such I have grown up in a “brick and mortar” world. I have travelled around the world including the United States of America, Europe, Africa, etc. However every time I returned to Mumbai, I was overwhelmed by the lack of infrastructure, lack of civic amenities and generally the urban decay prevalent in Mumbai. While, I was always fascinated with the Real Estate business my fascination turned into intrigue, leading to this report. Through this report, I have made an effort to highlight the urban chaos and made some recommendations.
This report is by no means an exhaustive all-encompassing solution to the urban decay prevalent in Mumbai. A study in much greater detail is required to be carried out across Mumbai and other urban centers in India. However, I am hopeful, this report will encourage others including the Municipal Corporation and the State Government to undertake a detailed study and take measures to reverse the urban decay in Mumbai and other urban centers.
I have taken due care to give due credit to the authors of articles I have referred in my report. If for any reason, any of the article referred to, has not be given due credit, the same may be certainly an error, which if it is, then it is, sincerely regretted.
Finally, I would like to thank my father Mr. Shahid Balwa for being patient with me and encouraging me throughout the entire process.