HYDERABAD: With minister for municipal administration and urban development KT Rama Rao directing it to integrate the five notified master plans in the Hyderabad Metropolitan Region (HMR), the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority has initiated the exercise of preparing a unified master plan in about three months’ time.
HMDA will hire consultancy services for integration of the five notified master plans and zoning regulations in HMR and invited requests for proposal in this regard.
The 7,257 sq.km area, which is under HMDA’s jurisdiction, is covered by five master plans and development plans. The five master plans were prepared on different platforms at different points of time.
The HMDA jurisdiction extends to 55 mandals spread over five districts: Hyderabad (all 16 mandals), Medak (10), Ranga Reddy (22), Mahbubnagar (2) and Nalgonda (5). It includes Greater Hyderabad, Sangareddy and Bhongir towns, and 849 revenue villages.
The existing Plans are MCH, HUDA, CDA, HADA, HMR
The metropolitan region extends up to Toopran in the north along NH-7, Bhongir in the east along NH-202; Choutuppal in the south-east along NH-9; Yacharam in the south along the Nagarjunasagar state highway and Kandukur along the Srisailam state highway; Shadnagar in south-west along NH-7; Chevella and Aloor along the Vikarabad state highway; and Sangareddy in the west along NH-9.
The five plans were for the erstwhile Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad (172 sq.km) in CAD format; master plan of non- municipal areas of Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA); Cyberabad Development Authority (CDA); Hyderabad Airport Development Authority (HADA); and Metropolitan Development Plan-2031 for HMR (5,985 sq.km)
HMDA officials told Express that for preparation of a unified/integrated master plan for the entire HMDA area, it is necessary to have all the master plans in GIS format. Moreover, the erstwhile MCH, HADA and HUDA master plans need to be geo-referenced properly and rectified, and digitised as per revenue village maps and ground condition with reference to Cartosat.
Also, issues relating to seamless connectivity of all the master plans need to be addressed. All these master plans have got zoning regulations of their own, which are also to be integrated; anomalies, if any, removed; and seamless connectivity had among all the master plans in force. One master plan for all HMDA area will make citizens have more clarity and understanding about the proposals in the master plan in a single document.
The selected consultant has to review each notified master plan in regard to its character, purpose, fee structure, location, etc. To remove the anomalies, if any, geo-referencing of the plans may have to be taken up and rectified accordingly. Road and rail network proposed in each master plan needs to be addressed positively.
The Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) plans are need to be incorporated. Comprehensive Transportation Study (CTS) for HMR was prepared by HMDA and the proposals given therein should be integrated. Assessment of air, road and rail connectivity and network pattern in the area should be done.
Basing on the above review, studies and analysis, the consultant should prepare a detailed master plan in GIS format, interact with all stakeholders, take feedback and prepare a draft master plan. An infrastructure plan on water supply, drainage, sewerage, road network and dumping yards is to be prepared for the entire HMDA area and dovetailed into the master plan.