Hyderabad gets revised master plan
The state government of Andhra Pradesh has given a final nod to the revised master plan of erstwhile municipal corporation of Hyderabad area (HMDA core area) and notified zoning and development promotion regulations. The city of the nawabs has got the revised master plan after 35 years.
The plan has enough provisions for anticipated population of around 6 million by year 2031 with future residential zones and related amenity areas. Care has been taken to strike a balance between the growth of population, physical and social infrastructure, conservation of heritage and ecology and rejuvenating the main city area.
With the revised plan the city shall have 10 new flyovers, 13 new bridges and 7 road-underbridges. The Rs. 99 crore Kukatpally ROB shall be ready by March 2011 as the railways have given the clearance to HMDA. It also proposes transit oriented development (TOD) zone or growth corridor with 300 meters belt on either side from MRTS road. Multiple use activities shall be allowed wherever APSRTC bus depots and bus stations are proposed subject to 5% of the total built up area or 10% of plot area handed over free of cost to GHMC for public facilities and utilities like parks, eseva centres, fire stations, etc.
All new government buildings shall be ‘green’ buildings as per the guidelines by HMDA with a foot high boundary wall and four-foot high railing on it. However, it is necessary to obtain clearance from HMDA before undertaking certain kinds of development of heritage buildings and heritage precincts.