With a vision to develop Udaipur as a tourist destination and to solve the increasing needs of the city, 3rd Master Plan 2031 is in process of taking shape on papers. For the same, a meeting of various departments was organised today at UIT Conference Hall, where higher officials of various departments gave their valuable suggestions for making the master plan better.
The ‘Master Plan 2013’ is designed in accordance with the growing population needs. After this meeting, a draft of received suggestions would be made by respective consultant agency, and later will be forwarded to both Central and State Government for permissions.
In the meeting, officials of PWD, PHED, Irrigation Department, Municipal Corporation, UIT and Police Department participated; they gave a number of important suggestions for development of town in the best possible way.
Hari Prasad Sharma, Supritendent of Police, highlighted many loopholes in the master plan. Sharma emphasized importance of Collectory and Police line to maintain law and order in city and questioned the proposed plan to shift Collectorate and Police Line to some other distant location.
He suggested that instead of shifting Collectory and Police Line, Agriculture College located in the heart of city should be shifted, so that a huge occupied land could be used to strengthen road network and reduce traffic congestion of that area. He also added that a 4 times bigger land should be given to College at a distant location.
Rajni Dangi being the mayor of the city suggested keeping a provision for open parking spaces in and around city, developing better garden spaces in city areas with proper basic facilities and entertainment stuff for Children and families. Apart from this, Dangi expressed requirement of comparatively bigger trenching ground, so that solid wastes collected could be safely dumped.
Ashok Babel, Superintendent Engineer, Irrigation Department said that 2031 master plan must also include provisions for water bodies; those water bodies which are in the city areas can be maintained as drinking water reservoirs to fulfil water needs of dwellers. “A water purification plant on identified lakes can also be developed”, said Babel.
SajjanKatara, MLA Rural, Congress, suggested a parallel development of rural areas around the city must be kept in the master plan. He advocated provisions for better transport facilities and development of basic amenities. He also said that better employment opportunities must be developed in rural parts, so that comparatively a lesser number of people have to migrate to the city.
An independent road along the bank of Ayad River should be considered, starting from Thoker Chowraha to the Airport, as the present road is very congested and under immense traffic pressure; increasing heavy vehicles from Industrial area worsen traffic situation on that road.