AFTER THE Master Plan 2031 for Gurgaon was made public, it put investors, builders and realtors into despair - as they had already bought land or invested in it. The revised Master Plan 2031 has given this set back because it has reduced the area of land of urbanisation planned in Master Plan 2021.
In the new master plan approved land area for urbanisation has been cut down to 32,408 hectares from 37,069 hectares in master plan 2021, reported The Times of India. The Government took this decision despite the fact that according to the latest plan projected population is going to increase to 41.65 lakh from 37 lakh in the plan of 2021.
Most of the area was allotted as special economic zone (SEZ) in earlier plan was given to Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) for development, and now is been converted to agricultural zone.
Other than this, major change from this new master plan is that a major part of land on the northern side of the Pataudi Road has been converted to residential and commercial areas, and many sectors such as 95A, 95B, 89A, 89B, 88A, 88B and 99A. Villages in this areas such as Wazirpur, Garouli Kalan, Garouli Khurd, Hayatpur, Mohammedpur, and Harsaru, will be converted to the sectors mentioned above, as per master plan 2031.
According to many local villagers, some real estate developers have already invested and purchased land from them. This suggests that they already knew about the plan, and thus took this action in advance.
But if we look at all three previous Master Plans we will find they never mentioned or planned about the basic problems, and ground realities are same in all of these plans. Only big plans of construction have been made but they don't address power and water generation, storage and capacity building in any way.
Better road construction to avoid water logging in rain and traffic jams - were not discussed or planned.
Radius of Gurgaon city has been increased to 8-10 Kilometers in last decade but the problems have also widened their radius as urbanisation has increased.
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