Shuklaganj Master Plan has been created for Shuklaganj City. Shuklaganj(officially Gangaghat) is a city and municipal board and is situated in Unnao district, but it is also considered as a suburb of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, located on the banks of holy river Ganges about 5 km from Kanpur on the SH 58 to Unnao. Shuklaganj was once known as Gangaghat. Though it lies in Unnao district, it lies adjacent to Kanpur and hence is a suburb of Kanpur. The city is enlisted as a municipality of Kanpur Metropolitan Area. Shuklaganj has a railway station named Kanpur Bridge Left Bank on the Kanpur-Lucknow line. Kanpur Central which is about 6 km away is major railhead. Kanpur Civil Airport is nearest airport but Kanpur Chakeri airport is nearest domestic airport.Lucknow Airport is nearest international airport. It is located between the 26.4763° N and 80.3813° E.
Vision of Shuklaganj Master Plan
The objective of the Shuklaganj Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Shuklaganj in order to promote, guide and rationalize. The future growth and development of the urban centers is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level. Shuklaganj Master Plan has been considered as one of the most effective mechanism to promote planned growth of the urban centers. 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.
Shuklaganj 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 inter-relationship. It also defines the strategies and solutions for overcoming the existing problems of the urban centers 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 Shuklaganj Master Plan
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable