The Ghaziabad development authority (GDA) has placed a formal proposal before the NCR planning board for the preparation of their Master Plan 2041. The authority had cleared the plan for the proposal in September.
Officials said that since the preparation of the master plan will require considerable time, lots of surveys, land usage identification and projections, the work will be assigned to a specialised agency soon.
“We thought of getting the master plan work done by NCRPB, town & country planning department or outsourcing the work to some specialised private agency. After authorisation by the board, we officially wrote to the NCR cell of the planning board to get the work done. Now, their officials will get in touch with us,” said Ishtiyak Ahmad, authority’s chief architect & town planner.
“Since the NCRPB is a specialised agency and are also in the know-how of the NCR regional plan, they will be the most suitable to get our master plan prepared in its context. The work has to start early as the present master plan was designed only up to 2021,” he added.
Master plan 2021, which came up in 2005, comprises areas of Ghaziabad, Loni and Muradnagar.In 2011, the authority also came up with the master plan 2021 for Modinagar, which is divided into four zones. Now, the authority has also started preparations for several zonal plans for different areas in Ghaziabad for integrated development.
For future development of the potential areas like Raj Nagar Extension, Muradnagar and Modinagar, the authority has also started the process of preparing their zonal plans which depict and specifically identifies the area’s development on micro level. The master plan identifies the land usage, green and open areas, roads and infrastructure facilities, etc. for the entire city on a macro level.
“The board has also approved the zonal plan for Muradnagar and sent it for final approval to the state administration. The zonal plan for Modinagar is presently sent to the consultant for modification after we invited public objections. Once the Modinagar zonal plan is finalised, it will be placed before the board for approval and will later be sent to state administration for final approval,” Ahmad said.
At present, the GDA has only one zonal plan fully prepared and approved for Raj Nagar Extension. The area is witnessing massive housing development by private developers and external facilities being developed by the GDA.