Master plan of capital will be prepared keeping in mind population in 2047

  • Urban Development Minister Vijayvargiya meets public representatives

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Urban Development and Housing Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya has said that the master plan of the capital Bhopal will be prepared on the basis of suggestions given by public representatives. This master plan will be prepared keeping in mind the population of the year 2047.

He said that all necessary provisions will be made so that there is systematic development of the capital and all the basic facilities are available to the citizens in an accessible manner. Urban Development Minister Vijayvargiya was addressing the meeting called in the Ministry on Friday regarding the draft of Bhopal Master Plan. Minister of State for Backward Classes and Minority Welfare (Independent Charge) Krishna Gaur, Bhopal Mayor Malti Rai, MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, MLA Rameshwar Sharma, Atif Akil, former MLA Dhruv Narayan Singh, former Corporation Chairman Shailendra Sharma and Principal Secretary Neeraj Mandloi were present in the meeting.

= Traffic plan of Bhopal will be prepared – Urban Development Minister Vijayvargiya said that the lakes of Bhopal, especially the Upper Lake, are considered the lifeline of the capital and remain a center of special attraction for the tourists coming to Bhopal. Provisions will be made in the master plan to preserve the lake and the archaeological heritage of Bhopal. He told the public representatives that a separate traffic plan will be prepared for the capital Bhopal. In this, special attention will be paid to adequate width of roads, flyovers and expansion of metro service.

Major points of decision taken for master plan

  • A fresh draft of Bhopal Master Plan will be prepared.
  • The entire process will be completed by December-2024.
  • Keeping in mind more than 5 thousand objections received in the earlier draft of the master plan, the new draft will be published in May-2024.
  • A special campaign will be run till August 2024 to make 30 percent compounding on cash payment.
  • The new master plan will now be made based on the needs till the year 2047 instead of the year 2031.
  • The presentation of the master plan was given by Commissioner Town and Country Planning Shrikant Bhanot and Joint Director Sunita Singh. On the basis of the presentation, the public representatives gave necessary suggestions.

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