Cuttack Master Plan 2030 (Draft) has been created for Cuttack. Cuttack is the former capital and the second largest city in the eastern Indian state of Odisha. It is also the headquarters of the Cuttack district. The name of the city is an anglicized form of Katak which literally means The Fort, a reference to the ancient Barabati Fort around which the city initially developed. Cuttack is also known as the Millennium City as well as the Silver City due to its history of 1000 years and famous silver filigree works.
Cuttack is located at 20°31′23″N 085°47′17″E and has an average elevation of 36 metres (118 ft). The city is spread across an area of 192.5 km2 (74 sq mi). The city being a Cuttack Municipal Corporation which consists of 59 wards. According to the 2011 census of India, the population of Cuttack City in 2011 was 606,007.
Vision of Cuttack Master Plan 2030
The objective of the Cuttack Master Plan 2030 is to create enabling spatial and land use Planning framework to achieve the Vision of Cuttack Master Plan 2030 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. Cuttack Master Plan 2030 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.
Cuttack Master Plan 2030 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 Cuttack Master Plan 2030
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable