The UT administration has extended the last date for submitting objections regarding drafting of the Master Plan, 2031, to September 10. Earlier, the deadline was August 15.
As per the expansion plans of the UT administration, besides the Metro, several commercial belts, earmarked areas for marriage palaces, two freight stations, an exclusive trauma centre, solar park and wildlife corridor are on the priority list.
The administration has already received several objections from residents and different bodies. It will consider the draft through a board of inquiry/hearing on or after the expiry of the deadline. The residents can send their objections and suggestions to the UT chief architect.
Copies of the draft Master Plan have also been made available at the offices of the UT deputy commissioner; MC commissioner; Sector 17 Central Library; Sector 34 Library; Panjab University library; Chandigarh College of Architecture; Le Corbusier Centre, Sector 19; SDM office, Sector 17; SDM office Sector 42; SDM office, Industrial Area; and the block development and panchayat officer.
The residents can also purchase the copies of the draft from the office of the UT senior town planner at the cost of Rs 6,000.
The UT authorities started working on the master plan on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana high court and an expert committee was constituted under the chairpersonship of Sumit Kaur to prepare a vision for 2031.
The UT administration has taken into consideration the future requirements of city residents, while preparing the master plan, 2031, by proposing development in various segments such as of residential, commercial, industrial, public/semi-public areas, traffic, transport and green spaces.
The master plan has been drafted after considering the estimated growth figures, according to which the city will have population of around 20 lakh by 2031.