Patna Master Plan to be Unveiled Soon

Master Plans News | By Rajkumar

On Wednesday 12 August 2015, an official said that a Master Plan of Patna a capital of Bihar to be unveiled soon. By this master plan the city to be developed as a metropolitan city. The step comes forward by keeping the upcoming state polls in mind.

An official of Urban Development Department Amrit Lal Meena said that the state planning and development board approved the master plans of Patna and for final approval, the draft master plan of Patna will be sent to state cabinet probably in the next week.

After the declaration of plan area for proposed master plan by the state cabinet, the draft master plan was put in the public domain for receiving suggestion and objections from the residents.

An official said that the city exists across in 250 square kilometer which would be spread over 1,167 square kilometer out of which 600 square kilometer has been earmarked as urban area. The development area includes the development of two satellite town to cater the urbanization and the growth population of next two decades.

Apart from the urban development, 400 square kilometer area of the plan will be covered as green area. It has been proposed that sixteen percent of total area of master plans will also to be used for roads.

CM of Bihar Mr. Nitish Kumar told the media that we roped in the Centre for Environment Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad, in 2011 to prepare the master plan.

The last master plan for Patna was active from 1961 to 1981 and the next master plan was prepared for 1981-2001, it did not have the formal approval of the state government and now the government has taken new step towards the development of Patna by preparing the master plan.

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