Hoshangabad Master Plan (Draft) has been created for Hoshangabad District. Hoshangabad is a district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is located on the south bank of the Narmada River and is the administrative center of Hoshangabad District. Hoshangabad is well connected from Bhopal, the state capital, by both road and railway. The town is about 80 kilometers south of Bhopal. Itarsi, a major railway junction, that connects major towns across the country, is about 18 kilometers away from Hoshangabad. State Highway 15 cut across the city are also major arterial roads serving to the city.
City is also linked with broad gauze railway line from New Delhi to Chennai & Mumbai. As of 2001 India census, Hoshangabad had a population of 97,357. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. The latitude of Hoshangabad is 22.744108 and the longitude is 77.736969. It is located between the 22° 44′ 38.7888” N and 77° 44′ 13.0884” E.
Vision of Hoshangabad Master Plan
“A Holy City with a high-quality of life in a sustainable environment, with state of the art infrastructure, service delivery, and connectivity, supported by an efficient governance framework”.
Objectives of Hoshangabad Master Plan
The objective of the Hoshangabad Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Hoshangabad Master Plan 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. Hoshangabad Master Plan 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.
Hoshangabad 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 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 Hoshangabad Master Plan
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable