"In Guwahati, Assam, one of the world’s 100 fastest growing cities, officials are... turning to the strategy of stemming growth using satellite towns. Guwahati is the largest city in India’s northeast region, and has three satellite cities in the works... The strategy is part of a plan to curb the city’s transportation woes... By building satellite cities, officials hope to plan for its growing population. These cities will be connected via two bus rapid transit corridors."
"Inspired by India’s ongoing efforts on this front, the Bangladeshi government is considering the public‐private partnership model for its satellite cities. The ministry sees in this model the opportunity to bring in foreign investment, and several companies from India, Malaysia, and South Korea have already submitted proposals."
Implications from Searchlight South Asia:
"What is clear is that these satellite cities need strong, conscientious leaders from the outset. Without a governance structure that includes a voice for sustainability, and a voice for the poor, these cities are likely to develop in a fragmented, socially exclusionary way. If that happens, we are likely to see yet another cluster of fortress cities, lacking in social infrastructure, and doomed to fail in the long run."