Dhone Master Plan has been created for Dhone with its population of 59,272 as of 2011 census of India. Dhone or Dronachalam is a town in Kurnool district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a Municipality located in Dhone mandal. Dhone is located at 15.396°N 77.872°E.
The municipality was established in the year 2005 and has an extent of 9.85 km2 (3.80 sq mi). During 2010–2011 period, total expenditure per annum was 431 crore (US$67 million), while the total income generated per annum was 515 crore (US$80 million). The municipality provided 798 public taps, 186 bore-wells, length of 106.28 km (66.04 mi) roads, 1551 street lights, a park, public market, elementary and secondary schools etc.
The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Dhone bus station. Dhone Junction railway station is located in Guntakal railway division of the South Central Railway zone. Dhone has bus station situated near National Highway 44. Dhone railway station is the biggest railway station in Kurnool district.
Vision of Dhone Master Plan
The objective of the Dhone Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Dhone 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. Dhone 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.
Dhone 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 center 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 Dhone Master Plan
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable