Jammu Master Plan 2021 has been created for Jammu. Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost State of the Union of India. Situated amidst the Himalayan Mountains, it shares borders with Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south; and internationally with the People’s Republic of China to the North and East; and the Pakistan-administered territories of Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan to the West and Northwest respectively. The State has unique natural features like the rivers, lakes, glaciers, plateaus and valleys. In the State, Jammu and Srinagar are the two main capital cities— while Srinagar is the Summer Capital, Jammu is the winter Capital of the State.
Vision of Jammu Master Plan 2021
Jammu 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 network of various services. The plan is used for promoting integrated development of the urban centre by rationalizing its pattern of land use and their relationship. 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.
Objective of Jammu Master Plan 2021
The objective of the Jammu Master Plan 2021 is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the vision of Jammu 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 is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level Jammu 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 will regard to current and future development related issues.