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Economy

Indian subway boom promises smarter urban growth

Cities seize chance to add business while easing traffic and pollution

Passengers board Delhi's Magenta Line, which was recently expanded, at the Nehru Place station. (Photo by Go Yamada)

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI -- Indian cities are vastly expanding their subway networks to reduce road congestion and gasoline consumption while encouraging commercial and residential development as urban planning catches on in the country.

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