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Govt clears city Master Plan

AFTER A long wait, Master Plan for the industrial hub of the State ? Kanpur city ? was cleared by the State government. The plan had been made estimating 50 lakh population of the city by 2021.

india Updated: Nov 19, 2006 00:09 IST

AFTER A long wait, Master Plan for the industrial hub of the State — Kanpur city — was cleared by the State government. The plan had been made estimating 50 lakh population of the city by 2021.

Now, after the formal approval of the Master Plan, Kanpur Dehat and Bithoor have also come under the jurisdiction of Kanpur Development Authority (KDA).

More than 41 per cent of the land has been earmarked for residential purpose.

Till date master plan approved in 1971 was applicable in the city. However, the new Master Plan was due in 1991, but for the past 15 years the respective State governments made no effort for approving a new Master Plan.

According to information, the Master Plan has been made by estimating 900 square km to be the area of the city by 2021 with a population of 50 lakh and 41.37 per cent of the land has been earmarked for residential purpose. Similarly, in the Master Plan 2.99 per cent of land for commercial use, 3.79 per cent for public use, 1.99 per cent for industrial use, 20.87 per cent for entertainment and green cover and 15.24 per cent for transport use had been earmarked.

The Kanpur Development Authority had board approved the ‘Master Plan-2021’ in its meeting on February 20, 2003 and sent it for approval to the State Government. But, for some reason or the other State Government could not approve the plan.

In the new Master Plan, emphasis has also been laid on ensuring proper cleaning of roads and disposal of garbage. It may be pointed out that the city has got the dubious distinction of being one of the most polluted cities of the world.

To do away with this tag, in the new Plan several clause have been incorporated.

First Published: Nov 19, 2006 00:09 IST