NASA’s night time satellite images show huge growth of Indian cities

( CNN) New satellite imagery exhausted Thursday by NASA shows the massive proliferation of Indian municipalities in recent years.

According to the Oxford Economics Global City Forecast, of the 20 fastest-growing municipalities in the 2015 -1 9 season, fourteen are in India.

Surat, in north-western Gujarat province, is expected to grow around 10% a year until 2030, “making it the most powerful proliferating municipality in our world-wide database, ” according to Oxford Economics.