The Hindu 27.03.2017
Coimbatore Master Plan to be ready in a month
The Master Plan for Coimbatore, which has not been revised for more than two decades now, is to be finalised in a month.
Member Secretary of Coimbatore Local Planning Authority C. Mathivanan said officials from seven cities were attending workshops conducted by the Government in Chennai every weekend on preparing the Master Plan.
Based on the guidance given at the workshop, the necessary changes are made and inputs added to the plan. Further, GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping is on simultaneously. “We have been asked to finalise the revised Master Plan in a month,” he said.
After completion of the revision exercise, the Government will have to approve it. After that the plan will be shared with the public for their suggestions.
“This is a project that is on at a rapid pace,” he said.
Coimbatore Master Plan was last prepared in the early 1990s. One of the long-pending demands of the industry associations is revision of the plan at the earliest so that the city sees planned development.
The revised plan will look at current developments and also the demands of the city, in terms of infrastructure and land use classification, for the next 20 years.
It will cover 245 villages apart from the areas that fall under Coimbatore Corporation.