Migrant flows to Delhi, Mumbai ebbing
Among the six largest metropolitan cities, Hyderabad saw the biggest inflow of migrants in the 2001-11 period, followed by Chennai and Bengaluru
NEW DELHI : The stories of cities are often shaped by the migrants they attract from other parts of the country and the world. In India too, big cities have acted as large magnets for migrants, with more than half of Mumbai and a little less than half of Delhi classifying themselves as migrants. However, the migrant flows (or the net addition to migrants) to the two biggest cities were significantly lower compared to the metropolitan cities of the south (Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai) over the past decade.