The ten years master development plan for the Ghaziabad district is likely to be completed by November 2021. Almost 42 % of land is going to be marked for houses. The officials also stated that the plan might be implemented by January 2022.
The master plan is expected to witness a lot of changes in terms of land usage to keep with the growing population. Moreover, once the maps of the development plan are completed, they need to be reviewed by the consultancy evaluation and review committee (CERC) and further to be transferred to the state government for the approval.
The final approval of the plan will be done after the GDA board gives its final recommendations. The implementation is therefore only possible by January 2022, the officials said.
Asheesh Shivpuri, the chief architect and town planner, GDA said that “In the next 10 years, the population is expected to grow by 10 lakhs, which means more land will be required for residential purposes. Accordingly, change in land use pattern from agricultural to residential will be effected in the new master plan.”
The officials reported that 42% of the land will be used for residential land, only 5 % for commercial use and 7-8 % for industrial purposes. The land of about 250 acres is supposed to be used for land properties. In Loni, about 100 hectares of land is to be changed from agricultural to residential. Similarly, for Modinagar-Muradnagar stretch, about 80 hectares of land to be changed from agricultural to residential.
Generally, master plans are developed for 20 years, however, this time it will be prepared for ten years. Also, a consultant approved by centre has been appointed for the responsibility of preparing the plan. Moreover, this time the agency has also used satellite images procured from Hyderabad’s National remote sensing centre.