Anantapur Master Plan has been created for Anantapur with its population of 262,340 as of 2011 census. Anantapur town is the head quarters of the district and is located at 14°-40’N. Latitude and 77°-37’E. Longitude. It is situated on the Guntakal-Bangalore metro-gauge line, 67 Kms. South of Guntakal and also 107 on the National Highway No.7 i.e., Beneres-Cape Camerin road. Anantapur is accessible by train and road. It is connected by rail to Secunderabad on the North and Bangalore on the South. The town is also well connected by regular bus service not only with all nearest while taluk head quarters in the district but also with other important cities and town like Hyderabad, Bangalore, Cuddapah and Nellore.
There are 10 Towns in Anantapur District as per 2011 Census. Total Geographic Area: 19.13 Lakh Hectares.
Vision of Anantapur Master Plan
The objective of the Anantapur Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Anantapur Master plan in order to promote, guide and rationalize. The future growth and development of the urban centers, it will be critical to define their growth framework. The future growth framework of the urban centers is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level. Anantapur Master Plan has been considered as one of the most effective mechanism to promote planned growth of the urban centers. 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.
Anantapur Master Plan 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 center 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 centers 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 Anantapur Master Plan
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable