Ranchi: Decks have been finally cleared to do away with the 31-year-old master plan of Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand.
The Ranchi Municipal Corporation board on Thursday passed the draft of master plan 2037 with full majority and some changes. The draft, prepared by Feedback Infrastructure Services Pvt. Ltd, will take the formal shape of a master plan through the urban development department, which will place it before the state cabinet for final nod.
Sources said if Assembly election dates are not announced by October 22, there would be time for another cabinet meeting before Diwali, where the draft could be passed.
“The master plan draft was passed today with a few changes. While the plan suggested widening of roads, it was decided in the previous standing committee meeting that the width of the thoroughfares would remain as given in the 1983 master plan. At the meeting, the capital’s roads were put under nine major categories,” said mayor Asha Lakra.
Ward councillors also expressed happiness.
Ashok Baraik, councillor of ward No. 28, said: “The draft has been minutely assessed and enough time has been spent on editing it. The new master plan will transform Ranchi into a better living place.”
Gulam Sarwar Rijwi, councillor of ward No. 18, said Feedback Infrastructure had been flooded with suggestions from residents. “The approved draft incorporates valuable inputs,” he added.