Gwalior Master Plan 2021 has been created for Gwalior District. Gwalior is one of the 51 districts of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. Gwalior Metropolitan Region is one of the major metropolitan areas in India. Other cities and towns in this district are Antari, Bhitarwar, Bilaua, Dabra, Morar, Lashkar, Morar Cantonment, Pichhore, and Tekanpur. Gwalior is a major city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and one of the Counter-magnet cities. As of 2011’s India census, Gwalior has a population of 19,53,505.
Gwalior Junction is a five railway track intersection point. It won an award for the best and cleanest station of North Central Railway zone. Gwalior is one of the major commercial railway stations of the North Central Railway, whose zonal headquarters is centered in Allahabad. Gwalior narrow gauge railway connects to the Kuno National Park in Sheopur. It is the junction point to reach tourist destinations like Shivpuri, Dholpur and Bhind.
The proposed North-south-Corridor of the Golden-Quadrilateral Highway project passes through the city. The Agra-Bombay national highway (NH3) passes through Gwalior, connecting it to Shivpuri on one end and Agra on the other. The Yamuna Expressway is easily accessible from Agra for the travelers going to New Delhi. The city is connected to the Jhansi by the National Highway 75, towards the south of the city.The latitude of Gwalior is 26.218287 and the longitude is 78.182831. It is located between the 26° 13′ 5.8332” N and 78° 10′ 58.1916” E.
Objectives of Gwalior Master Plan 2021
The objective of the Gwalior Master Plan 2021 is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Gwalior Master Plan 2021 in order to promote, guide and rationalize. The future growth and development of the urban centres, it will be critical to define their growth framework The future growth framework of the urban centres are defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level. Gwalior Master Plan 2021 has been considered as one of the most effective mechanism to promote planned growth of the urban centres. 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.
Gwalior Master Plan 2021 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 centres 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 Gwalior Master Plan 2021
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable