New Master Plan of Hyderabad to Cater to 30 Million People

July 26, 2014 | Last Modified: May 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm

The new master plan of the capital city of new state of Telangana, Hyderabad will be carrying 3 times the current population of the city over the peripheral areas beyond LB Nagar, Kukatpally, Uppal and Kapra.

The new master plan will give infrastructure boost to approximately 2,000 colonies in and around the city in terms of education, healthcare, roads and recreational facilities. According to the sources, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is likely to issue tenders to invite consultants to perform detailed feasibility study of core and non-core areas.

The new master plan of one of the fastest growing metropolitan city will be prepared for the next 20 years keeping in mind the growth of urbanization and population. The area of the city which was about 300-400 square kilometers 20 years ago is expected to grow by at least 4 times in the new master plan. However, there is no confirmation regarding if the existing master will be modified or it will be created from scratch as in case of Raipur and Chhattisgarh.

A master plan is a combined effort of the urban planning experts and the residents of any particular area. It is an estimate of how much land is required for the development of residential, commercial, industrial and other facilities. A master plan should properly define the location and dimensions of parks, roads, commercial areas, education zones, health care facilities and other utility facilities, according to the Urban Planning expert S.P. Shourie.