Total urbanisable area of 32,988 hectares to cater to 42.50 lakh population

The Haryana Government has notified the Final Development Plan of Gurgaon-Manesar Urban Complex with total urbanisable area of 32,988 hectares to cater to a population of 42.50 lakh by 2031.

Of the total land area in the final plan, a total of 16,021 hectares have been reserved for residential areas, 1,616 ha for commercial, 4,613 ha for industrial and 4,428 ha for transport and communication purposes.

Besides, 608 ha has been earmarked for public utilities and 2,027 ha for public and semi-public establishments, 2,928 ha for open spaces, 114 ha as special zone and 633 ha as defence land.

The Plan, notified on Thursday, will ensure that residential areas be developed on neighbourhood concept by making provision of all community facilities and services within the sectors on an average net residential density of 250 persons per ha.

Keeping in view the water scarcity in Gurgaon, effort shall be made to develop all the sectors/colonies on zero discharge concept for encouraging the use of recycled water.

An area of approximately 50 ha has been earmarked in Sector 68B for providing housing to low and medium-income group, while 215 hectares has been reserved for a university in Sector 68, which shall be exclusively set up by the Government/its agencies.

Land measuring approximately 135 ha has been designated as a biodiversity park and a number of new 90-m wide roads are proposed to link the Millennium City with Delhi’s Vasant Kunj, Dwarka and Mehrauli, besides also to Faridabad and Sohna.

“The new commercial areas proposed in the Plan shall be developed in the form of big commercial malls and corporate commercial complexes. In addition, the commercial belts with a width of 200-m have also been provided along selected roads to cater to the needs of the surrounding areas.

“To meet the requirement of wholesale trading of building materials, grains, fruits and vegetables, approximately 48.50 ha land has been reserved along the Delhi-Rewari Railway line in Sector 99A, which shall exclusively be developed by the Government or its agencies,” the notification said.

(This article was published on November 16, 2012)
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