The 18 years waiting period for a new CDP – Comprehensive Development Plan for the city envisaged as master plan 2021 has been approved by the ministry of urban development recently.
A new CDP has to be prepared by the BUDA every 10 years but due to various reasons the said plan was not prepared or approved.
Master plans are expected to envisage and determine what the city will look like through the targeted period. The city is bursting at its seams, and its potholed roads, lack of pavements, overflowing garbage and traffic jams make a mockery of planned development.
Though meant to be a vision document, CDP has failed to foresee the city’s spread, and what it needs by way of supporting infrastructure.