DELHI: The Master Plan points at arrangements focused for the assurance of green belts and protection of legacy foundation of Delhi.
Urban planning is the key to develop sustainable cities. This has sufficient assets and foundation to uphold the constant expansion in populace. The steps expediting the formation of manageable urban communities need to be enlarged with procurement for satisfactory and maintainable human settlements and administration to underpin quick urbanisation.
The extraordinary rate of urbanisation and relocation has laid open urban areas to the tests of urban arranging and influence. Experiencing an absence of urban framework, these areas succumb to issues exuding from burgeoning of urban slums, squat and casual settlements.
Taking up the authorization of the Delhi Development Act 1957, to streamline the methodology of arranged advancement in the national capital, the Government drew up the Master Plan of Delhi in 1962. Generally acknowledged as one of the first steps towards advanced arranging in India, the Plan was ready with a view of 20 years. To coddle the changing necessities of the city, the Plan was revised under Section 11a of the DDA Act.
Regarded as the Master Plan 2001, the changed Plan was sanction by the Government in 1990. Further, the Government attempted the alteration and modification of the Master Plan 2001 to advance the urban plan that was reconciled with the anticipated need of lodging in the national capital. This Plan, which is regularly reputed to be the Master Plan 2021, was declared on 07 February 2007.
With the enactment of the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Bill, 2011, the due date of finalizing policies for realizing the targets of Master Plans has been amplified for three years to 31 December 2014. The Ministry of Urban Development plans to utilize the broadened time cushion given by the Bill to survey the Master Plan 2001, and change it to diagram an urban plan that agrees to the pace of expanding populace in the city in the following 25 years.
To improve a visionary plan that upholds the advancement of the national capital as a worldwide city, the Government is utilizing Remote Sensing and GIS (Global Information System) apparatuses. The mapped information can be utilized to determine the example of expanding populace and identifying and forestalling infringement on open land. Further, the information will be constantly redesigned keeping in mind the end goal to screen the triumph of the Master Plan.
The Master Plan additionally, points at arrangements focused for the assurance of green belts and protection of legacy foundation of Delhi. It is planned to develop sustainable Delhi but actual execution matters. Let’s see when and how things change.