Trends and Patterns of Built-Up Expansion in the NCT of Delhi

Sandesh Yadav


 Developmental processes have altered the landscape of NCT of Delhi through the widespread expansion of built-up and the decline in vegetation cover. The land use and land cover of the NCT of Delhi is dominated by the built-up as compared to the vegetation cover. This built-up expansion took place at the cost of agricultural/cultivable land. The present research study attempts to analyze the spatial and multi-temporal expansion in built-up by using Geographical Remote Sensing (GIS) and Remote Sensing. The present research study is based on the remote sensing data of Landsat-7 (TM), Landsat-7 (ETM+) and IRS-P6 LISS III of 1987, 1999 and 2006 respectively. The data interpretation and analysis of built-up expansion in the NCT of Delhi helps in understanding the changes in land cover, causes of built-up expansion and impact of built-up expansion on micro-climate.


Built-Up, Grey Infrastructure, Developmental Processes, Micro-Climate Changes.

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