Bilaspur Master Plan has been created for Bilaspur. Bilaspur is a city in Bilaspur District in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, situated 133 km (83 miles) north of the state capital, Naya Raipur. With a population of 693,851, it is the second-largest city after Raipur-Bhilai-Durg Tri City Metro area. Bilaspur is known for its aromatic rice variety named Doobraj rice, handloom woven colorful soft Kosa silk saris. It is well known for its rich, varied and colorful culture.
Bilaspur is located at 22.09°N 82.15°E. It has an average elevation of 264 meters (866 ft). Bilaspur is situated on the banks of the rain-fed Arpa River, which originates from the high hills of the Maikal Range of central India. This dolomite rich region is surrounded by lush green forests in the north and the coal mines of the Hasdeo valley in the east. As of 2011 India census, Bilaspur Municipal Corp had a population near 693871. Bilaspur urban area population is estimated at 692,851.
Vision of Bilaspur Master Plan
The objective of the Bilaspur Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Bilaspur 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 centres is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level. Bilaspur 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.
Bilaspur 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 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 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 Bilaspur Master Plan
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable