Master Plan & its Necessity

Master Plan is a continuous, flexible and dynamic process for  accommodation of growing population and provision of infrastructure/ civic amenities. It indicates future vision and  direction of city growth at a given point of time and includes time bound action plans of various implementing/ coordinating departments/agencies. It is a statutory requirement under The J&K Development Act 1970. However, it is subject to the periodical review and monitoring for reviewing implementation and Target Achievement Auditing. The document can reflect changes/Amendments depending upon necessity of time and place.

PRESENT STATUS.
• Unplanned housing clusters and colonies have developed leading to stress on infrastructure.
• Land values have increased beyond imagination.
• Maximum ownership of land in the private sector which leads to speculated and skewed development.
• Trend of development towards corridors and low cost land.

THRUST AREAS.
• Large scale ownership of land (creation of land banks).
• Development of efficient circulation network by increasing land  area under roads and streets.
• Introduction of necessary amendments in various town planning    laws.
• Decentralization and dispersal of economic activities.
• Conservation of environment.
•Identification of cultural heritage and its preservation.
• Urban renewal of core area.
• Resource mobilization for promotion of urban activities.
• Mopping up unearned value of land and
• Increase in Residential densities.