Development plan approved
16 Dec 2013, Hindustan Times (Delhi) HT Live
THE PLAN INCLUDES A NEW GOLF COURSE AND A NUMBER OF PROJECTS INCLUDING THE EASTERN PERIPHERAL EXPRESSWAY AND ORBITAL RAIL CORRIDOR. THE CM HAS BEEN APPRISED HOW THEY WILL BOOST THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS TOWN.
The state level committee of the Town and Country Planning Department, Haryana, has approved the draft development plan of Faridabad-Ballabgarh Complex 2031. The committee met recently under the chairmanship of the chief minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Chandigarh. The plan includes a new golf course and a number of projects including the eastern peripheral expressway and orbital rail corridor.
The CM has approved the proposal to reserve 10 residential and two commercial sectors for HUDA in the plan.
The chief minister was apprised as to how the ongoing projects such as a dedicated freight corridor and Metro rail, besides the eastern peripheral expressway and orbital rail, will boost the development of this town. An additional link has also been proposed to Noida, which will be part of Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad connectivity.
It was informed in the meeting that the draft development plan of Faridabad-Ballabgarh Complex has been prepared for the projected population of 41.44 lakh persons with an urban area of 34,368 hectares. Of the total area, 14,418 hectares has been kept for residential purpose and 5,805 hectares for industrial purpose. Similarly, 1,882 hectares has been kept for commercial purpose, 4,403 hectares for transport and communication, 1,340 hectares for public and semi public use, 427 hectares for public utility, 5,532 hectares for open spaces, parks and greenbelts and 561 hectares for special zone.
The chief parliamentary secretary, Rao Dan Singh, principal secretaries to the chief minister, SS Dhillon and Dr KK Khandelwal; deputy principal secretary RS Doon; additional chief secretary ( revenue) Krishna Mohan, town and country planning principal secretary TC Gupta, principal secretary (urban local bodies) P Raghavendra Rao, Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation managing director Tarun Bajaj and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.
Hooda directed the concerned officers to prepare a scheme for recycling water and for the rejuvenation of Badkhal Lake. He also approved the proposal to reserve 10 residential and two commercial sectors for the Haryana Urban Development Authority in the development plan.
Hooda was apprised that in the present plan 180 sectors have been envisaged with a sector density of 300 persons per hectare (PPH) in the urban areas. However, four sectors have been proposed with 600 PPH and eight pockets of 25 hectares each in eight sectors to facilitate the provision of housing for low income group with a density of 1,125 PPH. He was also informed that there would be sufficient green buffers between industrial and residential areas. Besides this, all the town level infrastructure facilities have been earmarked in the plan.
It was also informed in the meeting that the outer periphery roads have been proposed as 90 meter wide with 30 meter wide greenbelt on both sides. All the sector dividing roads in the newly proposed urban area have been proposed as 60 meter width along with 12 meter wide service roads on both sides. Similarly, some major roads have been proposed as 75 meter width with 30 meter wide greenbelt on both sides.