Today, ‘Gurgaon’ stands as a ‘role model’ for any city development.
Gurgaon – originally “Guru-Gram’ named after Duru Dronacharya in ‘Mahabharat’. During the last decade, it has gone through some major changes and has now developed into the ‘Millennium City’ of India.
In this city that barely existed two decades ago, there are 26 shopping malls, 7 golf courses and multiple luxury retail outlets offering international brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Also there are automobile brands Mercedes-Benz and BMW showcasing all the latest models. Residential group housing developments are coming up constantly, and a futuristic commercial hub called Cyber City houses most of the Fortune 500 companies.
Due to this a large number of white-collar jobs have been created in Gurgaon after it emerged as a hub for IT and IT-enabled services in northern India. Also, owing to its proximity to the national capital Delhi, multiple corporations have opened their offices here, employing hundreds of high-income professionals. And with Delhi already overcrowded, these people tend to buy houses in Gurgaon itself.
All these facts prove that Gurgaon is a glaring example of urban growth. It has experienced growth spurt both spatially and demographically. With this sharp spurt in its growth, it seems to have taken a modern avatar or reincarnation.