COVID19 pandemic laid certain unavoidable facts about cities. During a global pandemic, cities seem like a double-edged sword. While cities offer prospects of a better quality of life, economic opportunities and infrastructure, the way cities are designed to play a vital role in the disease transmission. The COVID-19 pandemic laid two unavoidable facts about cities: the world is more interconnected than ever and cities are at the frontline of the crisis. In India, COVID-19 is a story of how cities are equipped to deliver services in a manner that is efficient, but not equitable.
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An article written by M.Sc. student Ms. Pallavi Wats appeared in Delhi Post on 21st April 2020. She is a student of Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics.