Chirala Master Plan has been created for Chirala. Chirala is a town in Prakasam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and also the headquarters of Chirala mandal of Ongole revenue division. As of 2011 the town had a population of 87,200 and an urban agglomeration population of 162,471. The coordinates of the town are 15.8246°N 80.3521°E and is located at an altitude of 3 m (9.8 ft) from the coast of Bay of Bengal.
Chirala Municipality oversees the civic needs of the town like, water supply, sewage, garbage collection etc. The municipality was established on 1 April 1948 and is a I–Grade municipality. It is spread over an extent of 13.30 km2 (5.14 sq mi) with 33 wards.The town is also well connected with National and state highways.
Vision of Chirala Master Plan
The objective of the Chirala Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Chirala 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. Chirala 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.
Chirala 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 Chirala Master Plan
- Socially beneficially
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable