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Construction : Web Exclusive | April 2013 | Source : Construction Update

Odisha govt to prepare master plan for 106 towns

Director of Town Planning in Odisha Prasant Kumar Patnaik informed that the state government would prepare mater plan for all 106 towns in the state by the end of 2014-15.

This would enable the preparation and monitoring of the land use control. Comprehensive Development Plan is also required for town planning and to provide basic infrastructure to people.

The town planning authority is in the process of preparing master plans for several areas through the Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping and remote sensing survey.

It is learnt that for the last several decades, development plans in several towns of the state have not been prepared. This is despite the fact that the preparation of master plan for town development has to be developed in every two to three years. For example, the last master plan for Berhampur was prepared in 1969.

Unauthorised colonies in the towns are proliferating, while people are facing numerous difficulties in constructing houses because of lack of comprehensive development plan.

In the absence of proper master plan for a town, new areas of the towns suffer from traffic snarls and scarcity of drinking water every day.

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