Amarkantaka Master Plan 2015 has been created for Amarkantaka Town. Amarkantaka is a pilgrim town and a Nagar Panchayat in Anuppur District in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Roads running through Rewa, Shahdol, Anuppur, Jabalpur, Katni and Pendra connect it.
The nearest railway stations are Anuppur and Pendra Road 43 kilometers via Keonchi and only 28 kilometers via Jwaleshwar. The nearest airport is Dumna Jabalpur (Jabalpur Airport) in the city of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (240 km) which has daily flight service to Delhi and Mumbai. As of 2001 India census, Amarkantaka had a population of 7074. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. The latitude of Amarkantaka is 22.6822292 and the longitude is 81.75322189999997. It is located between the 22°40’56.03″N and 81°45’11.6″E.
Objectives of Amarkantaka Master Plan 2015
The objective of the Amarkantaka Master Plan 2015 is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Amarkantaka Master Plan 2015 in order to promote, guide and rationalize. The future growth and development of the urban centres, it will be critical to define their growth framework The future growth framework of the urban centres are defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level. Amarkantaka Master Plan 2015 has been considered as one of the most effective mechanism to promote planned growth of the urban centres. It lays down the road map, agenda and framework within which the city growth is envisioned. It provides a tool for the authorities to take decision with regard to current and future development related issues.
Amarkantaka Master Plan 2015 provides the framework for rationalizing the orderly movement of traffic and transportation within the city and defines the area for laying down net-work of various services. The plan is used for promoting integrated development of the urban centre by rationalizing its pattern of land use and their interrelationship. It also defines the strategies and solutions for overcoming the existing problems of the urban centres and to overcome its infrastructural and service related inadequacies. In addition, it provides options for accommodating the future addition to population which is likely to come to the urban centre due to natural growth and migration. Master Plan acts as a tool for determining the infrastructure cost which would be required to make the city sustainable. The plans offer futuristic solutions by laying down agenda for its growth and development.
Development Goals of Amarkantaka Master Plan 2015
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable