Nov 2- Draft development plans of two towns of Karnal and Bahadurgarh with projected population in the year 2021were approved in a meeting of the State level Committee presided over by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda here today.
The plans aimed at channelizing the development of these towns in a planned manner and control the haphazard and piecemeal growth.
In case of development plan of Karnal, it was observed that although the Revised Final Development Plan of 2021 AD of Karnal town was published in 2008, the State Government decided to revise the published plan with increased density of the residential sectors from 100 Persons Per Acre (PPA) to 120 PPA.
Karnal is known for the institutions of National and Regional importance such National Dairy Research Institute, Regional Wheat Research Centre, Indian Agriculture Research Institute, Regional Centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University and Haryana Agriculture University, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute and Sugarcane Breeding Regional Research Centre etc.The town is situated on the NH- 1 (Delhi – Ambala – Amritsar Grand Trunk Road) and is well connected with other major towns of the State and that of the adjoining States through good road network. The economy of the whole Karnal district is mostly agro-based. The town has also emerged on the industrial map of the state.
The Draft Development Plan of Karnal has been prepared for the projected population of 9,00,000 (approx) persons for the perspective years 2025 AD as against only 7,70,000 persons projected for 2021 AD.Density of residential sectors has been increased from 100 PPA to 120 PPA. A Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) over an area of 20 acres has been proposed adjoining the lndri escape, as per the requirements of the increased population. Another STP has been proposed on the link road to village Jhanjheri.The alignment of the old Mughal Canal has been corrected as per revenue record. The alignment of the Bazida Distributary has been corrected as per revenue record. The area of District Courts and Jail in sector-11 has been changed to special zone to allow its utilisation for commercial and institutional uses.The area of the old District and Session Court in sector-23 has been changed to special zone to allow its utilisation for commercial and institutional uses. The roads have been re-aligned, wherever required, as per feasibility and ground conditions.Solid waste disposal site has been shown on the Meerut road outside controlled area.TheROB on Railway Line/Sector Dividing Road between sector 2 and 1 has been proposed.
Steps have been taken to tackle the existing and future traffic problems. A restricted belt of 100/30 meters width has been proposed along by pass and the scheduled roads passing through controlled area. It was observed that legal sanctity to the proposals regarding land use will be effected by a set of standard Zoning Regulations which form a part of this development plan. These regulations will govern the change of land use and standards of development.
In case of development plan of Bahadurgarh, it was observed that the town is well linked with Delhi and other important towns of the state by way of roads and rail. The town specializes in manufacturing of Sanitary Ware, China Ware, Galvanized Steel Pipe and Footwear etc. The major economic activity of the town is Industry. Earlier there was the problem of brackish water in the town but this has been solved as the canal based water supply for the town has been commissioned recently. The industrial base of this town has been further strengthened by the fact that many industries from Delhi have shifted to this town due to its proximity and linkages with the National capital.
The Final Development Plan of 2021 AD of Bahadurgarh town was published but the State Government decided to revise the published plans with increased density of the residential sectors from 80 PPA to 100 PPA. Therefore, the Draft Development Plan of Bahadurgarh is being prepared for the perspective year of 2031 AD with residential density of 100 Persons per Acre (250 PPH).An area of 613 hectares has been proposed for Transport and Communication purposes. Two exclusive sectors 17A and 32 have been proposed for transport and communication, in proximity to the industrial sectors developed by HSIIDC with a view to meet the future traffic demand.Residential sectors 29, 35-part, 36, 37 have been proposed in proximity to the earlier residential sectors and along the bypass for better connectivity with surrounding areas.
Two sites for solid waste disposal have been proposed. The site on the Badli road already stands acquired by Municipal Committee, Bahadurgarh whereas the second site is proposed on the northern side of the town in village Bamnoli. The 75mts wide bypass with 100mts wide green belt on both sides, taking off from Sector-9 on the eastern side upto sector-17 on the western side is proposed to decongest the National Highway No. 10. The total length of this bypass is approximately 14kms.. This bypass is under development presently. For intra-city traffic, a network of 60mts and 45 mts wide roads on the grid-iron pattern have been proposed.There is also a proposal of extending the Delhi Metro to Bahadurgarh. This has been approved in the Empowered Group of Ministers Meeting held in Delhi on August 9,.2011. The Industrial character of the town has been strengthened by proposing an Industrial area of 818 hectares on prime locations on Delhi-Hisar National Highway or along the Railway line or bypass. However, no hazardous of polluting industries shall be allowed. The HSIIDC is developing an Industrial park over an area of 725 acres approximately. Out of this an area of 300 acres in Sector-17 is being exclusively developed as Footwear Park.
The area under major open spaces, parks and green belts is proposed as 783 hectares. Sector-5 (Part) has been earmarked for Town Level Park with an area of 50 hectares. Open spaces have also been proposed in sectors-7(P) and 22(A). The existing mela ground of the town has been preserved for performing town level social or religious functions. About 100 acres of land has been reserved for development of stadium in sector-39.
Those present in the meeting included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr Chhatar Singh and senior officers of Town and Country Planning Department.