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Jul 21 2013, 01:39 IST
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SummaryUT Administrator recently approved the draft Master Plan which outlines the development of Chandigarh. Proposals were made in different fields.


*A holistic housing policy framework to be provided to ensure the needs of all socio-economic sections of the population are catered to

*Provision for EWS in all new housing schemes ensured

*Augmentation of infrastructure in relation to population

* No plotted development; group housing to be done

* Four to six storey housing societies to be built

* Redensification of government houses

*Reintroduction of Apartment Rules

* Mixed land use proposed along both sides of Vikas Marg. Residential and commercial buildings to be constructed

* Structural auditing of private housing stock to be done

* Two bedroom flats proposed for slum dwellers under rehabilitation scheme

* Pockets in Maloya and Sarangpur to be used for residential use

* Homes for elderly to be increased

* No additional houses to be constructed in Manimajra


* More parking spaces to be provided

* Concept of SCOs/SCFs to be dispensed with; planning be undertaken for entire shopping centre on pattern of shopping malls

* Proposal for urban renewal and streetscaping for each market to be made

* Review of architectural controls to address modern day demands and preserving heritage

* Barrier free environment for differently abled to be provided

* Markets to be equipped with fire safety norms

n Proposal to be prepared for cleaning up facades

n Better connectivity to commercial areas to be ensured

Review of advertisement control order recommended

n Holistic development of Sector 17 as per the original plan to be done

n City centre to be made part of Chandigarh Heritage Circuit and integrated into green corridor

n Government offices that operate from ground floor in Sector 17 to be weeded out

11 storey building in Sector 17 to be constructed

n Sub city centre in Sector 34 to be redesigned

n A consular complex to be built here to cater to people that come from various countries

n Nehru Centre for Performing Arts to be constructed

n Commercial belt to be developed on both sides of Vikas Marg

n Area in front of shops in neighbourhood markets to be made vehicle free

n Apni mandis to be better managed


n Augmentation of infrastructure owing to changing needs with Industrial Area also becoming a commercial hub

n Proposals for streamlining connectivity and accessibility by removing bottlenecks, segregating service and public movement and parking areas, augmenting the road network to be worked out.

n Safe mobility for pedestrians and cyclists by providing dedicated lanes/tracks

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