No seguimento da aula passada. Lucknow é, de facto, uma das cidades mais caóticas que visitei na Índia, embora tenha também um património histórico inejável, só raramente tido em conta por turistas estrangeiros obcecados com o “Golden Triangle”.
Megacities threaten to choke India
Across India, poor migrants keep streaming into cities like Lucknow, many of which are woefully mismanaged and ill-equipped to handle the influx. India has at least 41 cities with more than one million people, up from 23 two decades ago. A half dozen others will soon join the megacity list. Urban experts say the risk is now rising that some of these cities could face the same fate as Mumbai and Calcutta, which became synonymous with poverty and decay in the 1970s and 1980s.