JAMMU: The SAC has approved Srinagar Master Plan-2035 along with recommendations of the committee constituted by the state government for scrutiny of objections and suggestions received from stakeholders.
Master Plan Srinagar-2035 is a planning exercise for sustainable development of Srinagar Metropolitan Area spread over 766 sq km. This is the third statutory planning exercise carried out in the past 45 years.
The Master Plan has been prepared for a population of about 3.5 million (35 lakh) by 2035. The Master Plan includes the municipal areas of Budgam, Ganderbal, Pampore, Khrew and additional 160 villages in 12 tehsils of six districts: Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Bandipora and Baramulla.
An official handout said the draft Master Plan was debated extensively in the Housing & Urban Development Department, placed for reviews and comments before a panel of experts, and a series of seminars, workshops and one-to-one discussions were held both within and outside the state. Technical inputs were obtained from experts who included faculty members of School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi, and Chief Planner, Town & Country Planning Organization, New Delhi.