MDP - 2031 charts out route for Hyderabad's makeover
The approval of Metropolitan Development Plan-2031 for Hyderabad Metropolitan Region (HMR) would help in paving way for development in all directions and also promote balanced growth in HMR.
The MDP has been planned up to 2031 taking various factors into consideration including population of about 1.84 crore, work force of 65 lakhs and latest infrastructure development works. This would promote the HMR into a peri urban zone all along with urban area, hierarchy of circulation network that would cater to the present, future travel needs of population and activities.
The zoning and development promotion regulations have been made conducive for a balanced and sustainable developments. The regulations are drafted to be promotion oriented besides being simple, unambiguous and incentive-oriented.
The MDP-2031 has been planned for 5,965 sq.kms including the extended area of Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (5,018 sq.kms), ORR Growth Corridor Master Plan i.e. 1 km belt on either side of ORR (330 sq.kms), part of erstwhile Hyderabad Urban Development Authority area outside ORR growth corridor (432 sq.kms), part Hyderabad Airport Development Authority Master Plan (185 sq.kms), Bhongiri and Sangareddy.
The HMDA was constituted in 2008 and the authorities such as Hyderabad Urban Development Authority/Hyderabad Airport Development Authority/Cyberabad Development Authority were dissolved and merged with HMDA. The jurisdiction of HMDA extends to 55 mandals located in five districts viz. Hyderabad (all 16 Mandals), Medak(10 Mandals), Rangareddy (22 Mandals), Mahaboobnagar (2 Mandals) and Nalgonda (5 Mandals).
The Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department recently issued orders approving MDP-2031 for HMR covering an area of 5,965 sq.kms, spread over four districts of Rangareddy, Medak, Nalgonda and Mahbubnagar.
The MDP plan covers the zoning and development promotion regulations comprising regulation of development activities that form a part of the Metropolitan Development Plan-2031 of the HMR Region.
The activities are categorised and based on location criteria, width of the road, and the sizes of the plots.
Developments based on incremental or phase wise facilities would also be allowed besides making the built form criteria simple.
The provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Building Rules, 2012 and their later amendments would be applicable for the entire HMR including those areas covered by the existing master plans except as mentioned in this draft zoning and development promotion regulation.
The broad proposed land uses in MDP-2013 are residential, peri-urban, commercial, manufacturing, public, semi-public facilities and utilities.
Residential growth will be permitted in the areas earmarked for residential land uses (R1, R2, R3 & R4), commercial, multiple and in the peri-urban use land use zones.
The peri-urban land use is earmarked as a belt of about 1 Km to 1.5 Km all along the (R1) i.e., urban areas contiguous to ORRGC and (R2) i.e., urban nodes to act as a continuum between to be urbanised and rural areas. A low intense building activity with less ground coverage is permissible in this Peri-Urban Zone.
In this zone buildings are allowed with ground coverage not exceeding 25 per cent with 18 mtrs and 15 mtrs height restriction for residential and non-residential purposes respectively. In peri-urban use zone other facilities allowed are holiday resorts, film studios, recreational outdoor activity, institution activity, specified parks etc.
The passenger and freight terminal location has been identified and will come up in Manoharabad, Jeedipalli, Edulanagulapalli Velmula and Edulanagulapalli.
Special condition for railways: If the railways fail to complete technical feasibility and arrive at the design of the terminals and commence acquisition of the land within 3 years of the notification of the final plan, the government and HMDA will relook into the proposals and examine the issue afresh.
Freight terminal at Ravulapalli Kalan and Passenger-Cum-Freight Terminals at Timmapur and Kothur, Bhuvanagiri Hanmapur (V) and Anantharam in Nalgonda.
To promote integrated township and promote investment Residential Township Development in Conservation (Agriculture) Use Zone can be permitted, subject to condition that the proposed area for development is minimum 100 hectares and is accessed by 80 ft wide road.