Roopnagar Master Plan 2031 has been created for Roopnagar district. Roopnagar district, included in the Patiala Division of Punjab falls between north latitude 30°-32′ and 31°-24′ and east longitude 76°-18′ and 76°-55′. Roopnagar (formerly known as Ropar Town) is a district headquarter. It is 42 Kms from Chandigarh, the state capital of Punjab. The district adjoins Nawanshahar, Mohali and Fatehgarh Sahib Districts of Punjab. The district comprises of 3 Tehsils, namely Roopnagar, Anandpur Sahib and Chamkaur Sahib and includes 617 villages and 6 towns namely Roopnagar, Chamkaur Sahib, Anandpur sahib, Morinda, Kiratpur Sahib and Nangal. All the towns except Chamkaur sahib fall on railways line. The Satluj river passes close (2 to 5 km) to the towns of Nangal, Roopnagar and Anandpur Sahib.
Roopnagar District is one of the 20th districts in the State of Punjab in the North-West India. The district of Roopnagar is named after its district headquarters, the town of Roopnagar. Formerly known as Roopnagar, the town of Roopnagar is said to have been founded by a Raja called Rokeshar, who ruled during the 11th century and named it after his son Roop Sen. The town is of considerable antiquity.
Roopnagar Master Plan 2031 LPA
Roopnagar with its population of 49,159 persons is the 20th District in the State of Punjab in North West India. In order to develop Roopnagar city and its surroundings in orderly manner and recognizing the need for regulating the development of the entire influence area of Roopnagar City, Government of Punjab declared the Roopnagar Local Planning Area (LPA, Roopnagar) in May, 2008 and Amendment notification no: 12/71/06-4HGI/750 Dated 27-02-09. The Local Planning Area, Roopnagar includes 129 villages and one urban settlement i.e. Roopnagar. The Government also designated the Chief Town Planner, Department of Town and Country Planning, Punjab as the Planning Agency vide Notification No. 12/71/06-4HGI/3230 Dated 09-05-2008 to prepare the Roopnagar Master Plan 2031 of LPA Roopnagar. The total area of LPA, Roopnagar is 24265 hectare. According to Census 2001, the total population of LPA, Roopnagar is 1, 36,279 persons out of which 87,120 persons are rural and 49159 persons is urban.
As a first step towards the preparation of Master Plan of Local Planning Area (LPA), Roopnagar, has been delineated and notified U/S 56(1) of “The Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Act (Amended), 2006” in the official gazette vide notification no.12/71/2006-4HGI/750, dated 27/02/09. The Local Planning Area, (LPA) Roopnagar includes one city and 129 villages. This Planning area spreads over an area of 24265 hectares (59960 Acre) serving a population of 1, 35,947 persons.
Vision Roopnagar Master Plan 2031
To make LPA Roopnagar an economically vibrant city with quality infrastructure and housing for all its citizens in environmentally sustainable manner achieved through effective partnership between the public, private and community sector.
The following objectives have guided the development of the Roopnagar Master Plan 2031:
- To control haphazard, unplanned and sub-standard growth and development of the town and to achieve planned growth to create healthy environment.
- Identify appropriate locations for commercial and business development opportunities that advance long-term economic interest in the area and are consistent with the land use planning and development objectives of local authorities/government.
- To ensure safety, mobility and efficiency of traffic within the town through the mechanism of rationalizing the land use pattern defined in the Master Plan.
- To preserve natural resources and eco system and maintain a safe and secure operating environment.
- To improve the capacity of the existing road net work through redesigned, improved road geometry and removal of encroachments.
- To protect and preserve open space and make land available for public purposes.
- To optimize the use of available land resource through well defined development norms and to minimize diversion of valuable agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes.
- To examine potential future development that will detrimentally impact natural and cultural resources in the Town, particularly in view of the marginal nature of much of the remaining undeveloped land.
- To rationalize the distribution of physical and social infrastructure in order to ensure appropriate quality of life to all the residents of the town.
- To ensure safety, mobility and efficiency of inter and intra-town traffic.