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New Urban and Regional Development Planning Guidelines
Feb 27, 2015

Seeking a paradigm shift in urban development planning new Urban and Regional Development Plans Formulation and Implementation Guidelines are released by the Ministry of Urban Development. 

 Salient Features 

  • The central government has urged the states and urban local bodies to identify urban development needs and priorities through citizen participation in decision making. 

  • These guidelines were finalized and released after six months of consultations with states and other stakeholders by the Ministry and its Town and Country Planning Organisation. 

  • The Centre invited the attention of the states on promoting citizen participation in taking forward new urban initiatives like building Smart Cities, New Mission for 500 Cities, Housing for All etc.

  • It is stressed that top-down approach so far adopted for urban development schemes have not yielded desired results, so the Ministry has undertaken extensive stakeholder consultations with states, urban local bodies and others to promote a bottom-up approach through their involvement in designing of urban development schemes right from conceptualization onwards.

  • The new urban planning guidelines seek to promote local and area level planning, investment planning, special purpose planning like in the case of city sanitation and mobility plans. 

  • The Centre has urged the states to set up City Infrastructure Funds exclusively for promotion of infrastructure.

  • The Centre has urged the states to enable approvals for construction projects in a maximum period of 30 days. At present it takes 90 to 600 days for obtaining such approvals.

  • States are also told to modify Building Bye-Laws to enable effective use of diminishing land resource, promote ease of doing business, encourage green construction practices, use of solar power, rainwater harvesting, zero waste discharge and enable cities to mitigate and effectively face natural disasters.

  • Underscoring the importance of GIS and Remote Sensing based Master Plans the states are urged to ensure such plans for all urban areas within one year.

  • Town Planners, Experts, Academicians and Professionals from the States and Union Territories and other stakeholder organisations deliberated on Model Building Bye-Laws.


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