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So what is a city? It's a dense amalgamation of buildings and people. A city must provide equity and also be sustainable - English

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Read the following extract and answer the questions given below:

So what is a city? It's a dense amalgamation of buildings and people. A city must provide equity and also be sustainable. As an architect who has been closely connected with Delhi and its planning, my wish list is more about the direction we need to take so that future generations don 't end up living in chaotic dysfunctional cities.
       The first requirement for a city is a pragmatic plan. Many of our cities such.as Delhi and Bhubaneswar and even Port Blair in the Andamans have reasonably good master plans. Many also have City Development Plans which have been made an essential requirement to draw funds. from the government's Urban Renewal Programme (JNNURM). But they should be updated frequently based on the changing needs of its people.
        And let's not forget its citizens - they need to be more pro-actively involved when evolving master plans. But often, there's lack of planning and inadequate implementation systems. This applies to all essential components of a city-streets, public transport system, traffic management, affordable housing, cars and parking, drainage. water supply, sewerage, and garbage. Any deficiency in these will lead to poor quality cities that won't be able to handle the pressure of increased population and changing needs.
      The second require1nent of a good city is good social infrastructure such as parks and places for leisure such as rivers and seafronts. It needs to preserve and protect its heritage. We are a nation with a rich diversity in culture, arts, and crafts.

Questions:
(1) What issue is raised in the above extract?
(2) What are the requirements for a good city?
(3) Why is it necessary to update our city development plan?
(4) Do you think unplanned cities make the life of its people
miserable? How?
(5) Rewrite the following sentences in the ways instructed :
(i) A city must provide equity and also be sustainable.
(Rewrite the sentence using 'not only ...... but also'.)
(ii) Many of our cities have good master plans.
(Frame a Wh-question to get the underlined part as its answer.)
(iii) It needs to preserve and protect its heritage.
(Identify the tense used in the sentence.)
(6) Find out from the extract the words which mean:
(i) practical
(ii) blend

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Solution

(1) The above extract raises the issue related to city planning that every city needs to have proper planning in order to develop and for proper function.

(2) The first requirement for a city is a pragmatic plan. This plan should be regularly updated and implemented in proper order and it also requires a good social infrastructure like parks and places for leisure.

(3) Development plans need to be updated for the following reasons.
(i) In order to improve upon the deficiency in the previous plan.
(ii) In order to suit the changing needs of its people.

 
(4) Yes, I do agree with the given statement this is because the unplanned cities would cause many chaoses. The lives of people become uncomfortable. Unplanned cities lack proper transport facilities, drainage systems, roads, etc.  
 
(5)
(i)  A city must not only provide equity but also be sustainable.  
(ii) What do many of our cities have?
(iii)  Simple present tense.
 
(6)
(i) pragmatic
(ii) amalgamation
Concept: Reading Skill
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