Stressing planned urban development, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has approved five town planning schemes for five metros of the state, namely, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Jamnagar. The vision is to increase ease of living through the well-planned development of towns and cities. A combined area of 104.28 hectares will be made available for 23,100 EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) housing and other purposes in the five TP schemes approved by the Chief Minister.
Patel approved three preliminary town planning schemes, including Gujarat Mahanagarpalika Preliminary TP Scheme, No. 15 Kolwada, and Gujarat Urban Development Authority, No. 128 Geratpur. A total of 1,500 EWS houses will be constructed as part of the No. 15 Kolwada TP scheme, and 1,200 EWS houses will be built in No. 128 Geratpur. Five thousand EWS houses will be constructed in Bhavnagar Area Development Authority’s Preliminary TP Scheme 4.
These three preliminary TPs will acquire a total of 28.01 hectares of land, including land for sale to meet the cost of gardens, open spaces, sports grounds and infrastructural facilities.
The Jamnagar Municipal Corporation’s Draft TP Scheme, No. 23 Jamnagar, will acquire 26.78 hectares of land including 4.66 hectares for open spaces, gardens, and playgrounds. About 3.96 hectares will be acquired for public facilities, and 12.14 hectares for sale to meet the cost of infrastructural facilities. This TP will provide for the construction of 5,400 housing units for people belonging to Economically Weaker Sections.
Rajkot Municipal Corporation’s draft TP Scheme, No. 33 Raya, which would include the construction of 10,000 EWS houses including 11.26 hectares for open spaces, gardens and playgrounds, public amenities, and for sale to meet the cost of infrastructural facilities, was also approved by the Chief Minister. A total of 39.49 hectares of land will be acquired for the same.