Thane Master Plan 2036 (Draft) has been created for Thane (MMR). Thane, also called colloquially as Thana, is one of the most populous metropolitan cities in India. Thane city coincides completely with Thane taluk, one of the 7 talukas of the Thane district, and the city is the headquarters of the district. With a population of 1,841,488 distributed over a land area of about 147 square kilometres (57 sq mi), Thane city is the 16th most populated city in India.
Located on the north eastern side of the state of Maharashtra, the city is an immediate neighbor of Mumbai city and a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.
The city boasts of having 33 lakes in the city and is thus fondly known as ‘City of Lakes’ among its residents.
Vision of Thane Master Plan 2036
The objective of the Thane Master Plan 2036 is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Thane Master Plan 2036 in order to promote, guide and rationalize. The future growth and development of the urban centers, 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. Thane Master Plan 2036 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.
Thane Master Plan 2036 provides the framework for rationalizing the orderly movement of traffic and transportation within the city and defines the area for laying down net-work of various services. The plan is used for promoting integrated development of the urban centre by rationalizing its pattern of land use and their interrelationship. 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 Thane Master Plan 2036
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable