Bhupendra Patel, the state’s Chief Minister, has approved four town planning schemes for three cities in the state, taking another step toward the development of Gujarat’s cities. The Chief Minister has approved one preliminary TP scheme – a draft TP scheme for Ahmedabad and a draft TP scheme for Junagadh. He has also approved Surat Municipal Corporation’s initial TP Scheme No-40.
Among the two TP schemes approved by Bhupendra Patel for Ahmedabad are Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s Preliminary TP Scheme no. 80 (Vatwa-6), and Auda’s Draft TP Scheme no. 426 (Kathwada), and Junagadh Urban Development Authority’s TP Scheme no.10 (Shapur) is included.
With nearly 4.26 hectares of land, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Preliminary TP Scheme no.80 (Vatwa-6) will construct an estimated 3800 housing units for the housing of socially and economically weaker sections. A total of 19.13 hectares of land will be acquired, including 2.37 hectares for open space/gardens and playgrounds, 5.76 hectares for public amenities, and — nearly 6.36 hectares for sale to cover the cost of infrastructural facilities.
In two TPs of Ahmedabad, a total of 7100 EWS houses will be built for needy families. Furthermore, a total of 12.10 hectares of land will be available for sale under these two schemes to cover the cost of infrastructure.
The Chief Minister has approved Surat Municipal Corporation’s initial TP Scheme no.40 Dindoli, which will result in the acquisition of estimated 2.40 hectares of land for housing socially and economically deprived sections. On this land, 2100 EWS houses can be built.
Surat’s initial TP scheme includes 0.68 hectares for open space, gardens, and playgrounds, 7.42 hectares for public amenities, and approximately 1.99 hectares for sale to cover the cost of infrastructure. A total of 12.51 hectares of land will be acquired.
With approximately 6.75 hectares of land, Junagadh Urban Development Authority Draft TP Scheme No.10 (Shapur) can build approximately 6000 housing units for housing of socially and economically deprived sections. 7.76 hectares will be acquired for open space/gardens and playgrounds, 7.36 hectares for public amenities and approximately 16.93 hectares will be sold to cover the cost of infrastructural facilities, totalling nearly 38.82 hectares of land.
With the approval of these town planning schemes by the Chief Minister, well-planned development of the cities of Gujarat has been ensured and ease of living has become easier in the towns and cities.