Khammam Master Plan has been created for Khammam. Khammam is located at 17.25° N 80.15° E. It has an average elevation of 107 metres. Khammam is the city in Khammam district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is the headquarters of the Khammam district and Khammam Mandal as well. It is located about 193 kilometres east of the state capital, Hyderabad, and also it is located about 100 kilometres north of the Andhra Pradesh state capital, Amaravathi. The river Munneru flows on the western side of the town. As of 2011 census of India, it had a population of 284,268, with an area of 94.37 km square. On 19 October 2012, the civic body of Khammam was upgraded to Municipal Corporation, which includes 14 surrounding villages.
Vision of Khammam Master Plan
The objective of the Khammam Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the vision of Khammam 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 is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level Khammam 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 will regard to current and future development related issues.
Khammam Master Plan 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 Khammam Master Plan
- Socially beneficially
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable
- Politically acceptable