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Mumbai 'Times Square' proposal draws criticism

The plan hits all the right economic notes, but some say it may violate building codes in historic areas

Preservation groups and residents' associations in Mumbai have denounced New Delhi's 'cultural hub' proposal, citing the potential noise pollution and the lack of parking space.


IT was a bold, if somewhat mystifying, proposal.

In an effort to bolster tourism, India's new central government laid out plans last month to transform parts of one of Mumbai's oldest and most charming neighbourhoods into a "cultural hub". The inspiration: Times Square in...

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