* Indian cities will create 70 percent of new jobs, and these will prove a powerful magnet. MGI projects that the urban population of India will increase from 340 million in 2008 to 590 million by 2030.
* If India pursues a new operating model for its cities, it could add as much as 1 to 1.5 percent to annual GDP growth, bringing the economy near to the double-digit growth to which the government aspires.
* If India continues to invest in urban infrastructure at its current rate—very low by international comparison—gridlock and urban decay will result.
* From 2002 to 2007, India invested 5.7% of GDP on infrastructure while China invested 9.3%
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