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Haryana State Sketches Out Development Plan for 2031 for Faridabad

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The Haryana Government has notified the development plan-2031 for NCR city Faridabad for a projected population of over 39.55 lakhs.

The development plan has been framed keeping in view the overall town density of 115 persons per hectare, to accommodate 39.55 lakh people by 2031 within the urbanisable area of 34,368 hectares, said an official spokesman.

The plan has proposals for urbanisation of areas from Delhi border in the north up to foothills of Aravalli ranges in the west, beyond Gurugram-Agra Canal in the east and up to the revenue estate of village Jharsently in south.

Be it density of population per hectare, connectivity by roads or Metro, power supply, traffic management, basic facilities or civic amenities, the futuristic development plan tends to look hence to find a solution to any problems that may arise in the near future, the spokesman said.

He said that since this town cannot be expanded towards north due to the constraint of Haryana-Delhi border, the additional area beyond east of Agra Canal, south and south-west of the town had been proposed for the development of additional urbanizable area to accommodate additional population.

Under the plan, an area of 14,558 hectares has been proposed for residential purposes on the basis of average residential density of 271 persons per hectare (PPH). Every residential sector would be developed to sector density indicated in the drawing with 20 per cent variation on either side, and, in addition to it, the density as prescribed in the New Integrated Licensing Policy, Affordable Group Housing policy and Transit Oriented Development Policy.

The spokesman said the decision regarding increase in sector density had been incorporated in the plan with three provisions. These include the additional area for infrastructure should be provided in the already planned or developed residential sectors to meet out the requirement of the additional population, minimum width of the roads in a residential colony or sector should not be less than 12 metres, and minimum area for parks or open spaces in a residential colony or sector should be planned in such a manner that it should meet the minimum norm of 2.5 square metres per person.

An area of 2,078 hectares has been proposed for commercial purposes. Since there is a tendency of converting existing residential areas into commercial areas along major roads, the present plan proposes commercial land use along major roads in a linear pattern along the sector roads between various sectors to curb the tendency to convert residential areas into commercial use.

In addition, sectors 100, 120 and 154 have been proposed as city centre.

The spokesman said that group housing, mixed land use and IT/ITES projects would be allowed under specified policies governing development of transit oriented development zone. However, land use of industrial plots, already allotted by any Government agency in this area, would be retained and would only be changed with prior permission of competent authority.

An area of 6,179 hectares has been proposed for industrial development. The existing gas based thermal plant has already been accommodated in the development plan as special zone. The HSIIDC has already developed an Industrial Model Township (IMT) in Sectors 66, 67, 68 and 69 situated in the east of Agra Canal. Due to the existence of industries in Sector 13, land use there has been changed from institutional to industrial-cum-institutional, said he.

Also, provision of multi-level parking for each 100 acres urbanizable area and other small town level infrastructure facilities such as site for telephone exchange, site for transit station for solid waste disposal and site for Rein Basera would be provided at the time of preparation of the circulation plans of respective sectors.

For smooth channelization of inter-city traffic, circulation pattern has been proposed in the development plan. Delhi-Mathura Road (National Highway No. 44), would continue to be the central axis for inter- state traffic to Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

To relieve this road from external traffic, a 60- metre-wide bypass road has been constructed by HUDA, as per the provisions of published Final Development Plan-2011 A.D.

The spokesman said in accordance with the proposals of Regional Plan 2021 A.D. of NCRPB, provision of Regional Rapid Transit System along the existing Delhi-Mathura Railway line had also been made. Further, regional plan provides for inner regional orbital rail corridor (IRORC) to connect Sonepat-Jhajjar-Gurugram-Faridabad-Dadri-Meerut-Baghpat-Sonepat, the spokesman said.

He said that a site for solid waste disposal of Gurugram and Faridabad has been provided in the revenue estate of village Bandhwari in district Gurugram. For additional required sites for solid waste disposal, disposal of silt or debris, medical waste and for carcasses, four sites have been proposed, three on the eastern side and the other on the western side of the urbanizable area of the town.

In addition, area has also been exclusively earmarked for the purpose of cattle pond, slaughter house with meat market, dairy, piggery zone and Dog Kennel, he added.

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