JAMMU: The Jammu Development Authority has formulated a revised Master Plan-2032 for the city with the aim to make the winter capital a planned urban centre which is "sustainable, viable and safe".
"The revised Master Plan-2032 for Jammu city has been completed by the Jammu Development Authority (JDA) and would be placed in public domain very soon for inviting suggestions and objections from general public and other stakeholders," Chief Town Planner of JDA Hamid Ahmed Wani said.
Housing and Urban Development Department Secretary Satesh Nehru reviewed the master plan at a meeting at the JDA complex here yesterday.
Hamid, who led a team of officers to formulate the master plan, said, "Overall the master plan is aimed at making Jammu a planned city and shape it as a generative urban centre which shall be sustainable, viable and safe."
The Chief Town Planner presented the details of the first master plan, framed in 1974 and approved in 1978, for a period of 20 years from 1974 to 1994. Subsequently, the second master plan was framed for Jammu city for a period of 16 years from 2004 to 2021.
He said the revised master plan has been conceived with the vision of developing Jammu as a metropolis focusing on planned development, preservation of historic city, rejuvenation of urban environment, eradication of problems of transportation and housing, adaptive mixed use policy, and appropriate provisions for social and physical infrastructure.
Hamid said the plan has worked out detailed urban land use policy with appropriate mechanism for implementation of master plan proposals.
It has provided the regulatory reforms needed for implementation of the master plan directives with exhaustive list of action programme to make it a continuous physical planning process with inbuilt mechanism for taking cognisance of aberration and changes.
The plan has rationalised development promotion controls to make plan proposals flexible, implementable, development responsiveness and realistic, he said.
After threadbare discussions, the secretary told officers that all major changes that are to be incorporated in the new master plan should be properly re-examined.