About HUDA Hospapete (Hospapete Urban Development Authority)
HUDA Hospapete (Hospapete Urban Development Authority) is a nodal agency responsible for Hospapete Region. Hospet now officially known as Hospapete, is a city in Bellary District in Indian State of Karnataka. It is located on the Tungabhadra River, 12 kilometers from Hampi. Hospet was built in 1520 AD by Krishna Deva Raya, one of the rulers of Vijayanagara. He built the city to honor the memory of his mother Nagalambika. The city was originally named Nagalapura; however, people referred to the city as Hosa Pete, which meant “New City”. The area between Hampi and Hospet is still called Nagalapura. This was the main entrance to the city of Vijayanagara for travelers coming from Goa and the west coast. The government approved a request to rename the city in October 2014, and Hospet was renamed “Hospapete” on 1 November 2014.
Objectives of HUDA Hospapete (Hospapete Urban Development Authority)
- Carrying out integrated planning and physical development of declared urban areas.
- Formulating and submitting development plans, including capital investment plans.
- Undertaking the execution of development projects and schemes.
- Formulating and implementing urban land use policy.
- Developing environmental standards and preparing schemes for the environmental improvement of urban areas.
- Providing technical planning services.
- Preparation and implementation of regional Plans, Master plans, New township Plans and Town Improvement Schemes.
- Promoting research and development of new techniques in City planning, Urban Development and Housing Construction.
- To promote and secure better planning and development of the state.
In order to achieve its objectives, HUDA Hospapete operational frame work and area of focus revolves around:
- Creating affordable housing using environment-friendly building materials and cost-effective building technologies.
- Creating self-contained and self-sustaining residential complexes in the shape of Urban Estate/Integrated Townships.
- Undertaking projects which focus on promoting urban development, developing commercial complexes, creating state-of-the art infrastructure.
- Optimum utilization of vacant government lands to generate additional resources for the State government for financing city redevelopment, regeneration and other infrastructural development.
- Create ethos of conversation to enhance overall development in the state.