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Infrastructure Constraints and Crime

O.P. Mishra

in Policing Delhi

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780198075950
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0005
Infrastructure Constraints and Crime

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This chapter discusses various infrastructure constraints in Delhi and its role in influencing criminal behaviour and deviance. It looks at the First Master Plan, which was conducted from 1962–81, in an attempt to design and build the city to account for the infrastructural gaps. Another scheme used to solve these infrastructure constraints was the Squatter Resettlement Scheme during 1960. This specifically dealt with squatting on public land and the problem of the slums. It is noted that these squatters were a result of the onslaught of migration. The rest of the chapter dwells on examining the infrastructural gaps in Delhi—housing, electricity, and water, as well as the slowly increasing number of people in the city. The chapter concludes with a section on the structural constraints, including roads and parking spaces.

Keywords: infrastructure constraints; structural constraints; First Master Plan, 1962–81; Squatter Resettlement Scheme; migration; Delhi; infrastructural gaps; criminal behaviour

Chapter.  4064 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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