Time allowed: 3 hrs.
Maximum Marks: 100
- This paper is divided into three sections — A, B and C. All the sections are compulsory.
- Separate instructions are given with each section and question wherever necessary. Read these instructions very carefully and follow them faithfully.
- Do not exceed the word limit wherever given while answering the questions.
A 1. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow: (12 marks)
CURITIBA, a relatively unknown city in Brazil, is a model of good urban planning. To arrest the city’s degeneration, the Mayor sponsored a contest for an integrated town plan, debated the best entries from the residents and finalized a progressive plan.
The slums were relocated with productive employment; illegal buildings gave way to legal and modern architectural houses; sidewalks, and bike paths were constructed; an integrated transport system was adopted, and trees were planted everywhere. Citizens volunteered for the betterment and collection of taxes to fund the upgradation process.