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The other face of Gurgaon’s glossy exterior
Gurgaon suffers from the common metro city malaise of unplanned urbanization. On one side of the road the city has swanky offices and residential complexes, while on the other, lower-middle class manpower that forms its backbone, rots in unhygienic and illegal shanties. Most of these slums are illegally built by powerful men, who lend slum space to migrant workers. A breakout of fire is not an uncommon incident in such areas, even as police and fire officials turn a blind eye to it.