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Councillors derail discussion on draft master plan for city

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The Hindu        28.12.2017

Councillors derail discussion on draft master plan for city

The derailment of discussion in the BBMP council has left citizens unimpressed.  

Less than 20 councillors turn up; many complain about things unrelated to RMP

It was meant to be a consultation between two primary civic agencies of Bengaluru about the future of the city. But of the 198 councillors, less than 20 attended the discussion on the Draft Revised Master Plan – 2031 during the council meeting of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Wednesday.

The councillors not only cut short the presentation on the draft RMP by Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) officials, they also started complaining about things unrelated to the plan.

They accused the BDA of collecting development tax, keeping corner and CA sites and then handing over the layouts to the BBMP without developing infrastructure. “If Bengaluru is a banana, BDA is the fruit and BBMP is the discarded peel,” said Padmanabha Reddy, Leader of the Opposition in the council. He also alleged that he was not provided a copy of the draft plan which made it impossible for him to participate in the discussion, though the plan is available on the BDA website.

BDA authorities were criticised for presenting the draft plan to the BBMP council after it was prepared. “The BDA must have consulted the council during the drafting of the plan. It will never get the ground-level inputs like we do, and consultation with the BBMP council is mandatory,” said Mr. Reddy.

The rest of the debate mostly centred on councillors seeking clarifications from the BDA on changes to floor-area ratio (FAR) and related road width norms; how there was no land allotted for car parking; and how the BDA should take over widening of roads in the city.

The derailment of the discussion left citizens unimpressed. N.S. Mukunda of the Citizen Action Forum said Wednesday’s BBMP council meeting was symptomatic of the disease. “None of those governing us knows the intricacies of governing a mega city like Bengaluru. Let alone the BBMP, many in the BDA also do not know the importance and impact of the master plan for the city,” he said.


DDA starts process to draft next master plan

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The Times of India       21.07.2017

DDA starts process to draft next master plan

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi Development Authority has started the process to prepare the Master Plan for Delhi's development till 2041. For this, the land-owning agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA).

A proposal in this regard was approved in the authority meeting, chaired by LG Anil Baijal, on Thursday.

DDA officials said that NIUA has been given 48-months to prepare the guiding framework of planning and growth of Delhi till 2041. "Before drafting the MPD-2041, they (NIUA) will carry out quantitative analysis of various factors like rate of migration, population growth, existing infrastructure, transportations and propose plans keeping in mind the advancement in technology," said a senior DDA official.

Sources said that MPD-2041 has to be notified before the present MPD-2021 expires. "The data collected by NIUA would be overlaid on a GIS platform to understand the linkages across various developmental themes in the city. The quantitative understanding will be complemented by a qualitative understanding of the issues through stakeholder consultations with government agencies, academia, sector experts, community groups and civil society organisations," said a DDA official.

All urban local bodies in Telangana to have master plans ready by June, 2018

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The New Indian Express      21.04.2017 

All urban local bodies in Telangana to have master plans ready by June, 2018

HYDERABAD: If everything goes according to the plan, all the urban local bodies (ULBs) in Telangana will have a master plan by June 2, 2018. 

The directorate of town and country planning (DTCP), which has been given the job of preparing the master plans, has initiated the process of preparing the base maps and started processing village revenue maps for all ULBs by engaging consultants.

Its being done as per the department of industrial promotion and policy (DIPP) directive that all the ULBs should have a master plan to better their ‘ease of doing business’ (EoDB).

Once the master plans are ready, they will be kept on the (DTCP) website. Sources in the municipal administration and urban development department said that the plans would be put online later. Of the 73 urban local bodies (ULBs) in the state, 14 are covered by urban development authorities (UDAs). Master plans for 32 ULBs have been prepared in the first phase under the Telangana Municipal Development Programme. 

Master plans are being prepared by dividing the state into Hyderabad and Warangal regions. In the Warangal region, master plans for Adilabad, Bhainsa, Jagtial, Jangaon, Kagaznagar, Korutla, Kothagudem, Mancherial, Mandamarri, Metpalli, Nirmal, Palvancha, Sircilla municipalities, and Karimnagar, Khammam and Ramagundam corporations are available on the DTCP website.

In the Hyderabad region, the master plans for Bodhan, Gadwal, Kamareddy, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Miryalaguda, Nalgonda, Narayanapet, Sadasivpet, Siddipet, Suryapet, Tandur, Vikarabad, Wanaparthy and Zaheerabad municipalities and Nizamabad corporation are available online as well. Master plans for the 27 ULBs are being worked on now, officails ources said.

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