Now houses and townships can come up after leaving 20m of land on either side of the Indore Bypass or the Agra-Bombay national highway.
The state Town and Country Planning (T&CP) department has decided to reduce the control area from 45 m to 20 m, which will give scope to more real estate development along the 30 km stretch between Rau and Mangaliya on the outskirts of Indore.
The scope of vertical development in the area is also under revision, which may be increased further, said a T&CP official.
The floor space index along the bypass road was recently revised from 1.3 to 2.5 sq ft.
The decision to reduce the control area on either side of the bypass was taken to widen the road.
The bypass, which was originally a four lane road, has now been expanded to a six-lane one.
“Forty-five meter was initially kept as a buffer area. A seven-and-a-half meter wide service road on either side of the road was proposed earlier, which will now be widened up to 18 meters,” said Vijay Marathe, a city based town planner.
“Land owners were continuing with agriculture along the bypass as construction was restricted until the new regulations came into force. Now, we can see more constructions coming up in the area,” he said.
“It is a process of planned development. Earlier control area was kept up to 75m, which was reduced to 45m for transforming the road into a six lane highway.”
The move will give more scope for townships to create additional parking zones and green area development.
The move will also benefit Indore Development Authority in capitalising more land in Scheme No. 134, which is adjacent to the bypass.