Aurangabad Master Plan 2030 has been created for Aurangabad. Aurangabad derives its name from that of the Emperor Aurangzeb of the Mughal dynasty. Aurangabad is the district headquarters and the largest town of the district of the same name in terms of area and population. The town is a Municipal Council and is a major growth centre of the district. Aurangabad is the eighth largest town of Bihar in terms of area and the twenty fourth most populous city of the state.
Aurangabad is located between the towns of Gaya and Sasaram on the Gangetic plains. The town is located to the east of the River Sone, a tributary of River Ganga. The Grand Trunk Road (NH2) and NH98 pass through the town. The nearest railway station is located 16km from the town (Anugrah Narayan Road). Aurangabad is a Nagar Parishad with an area of 21.33 sq km. It is divided into 33 wards and has an estimated population of 118900 (2011). The gross population density of the town is 37 PPH.
Based on population figures from Census 1961 to 2001, the estimated projection shows that the population of Aurangabad will increase to about 2.76 lakhs (approx.) by year 2030.
Vision of Aurangabad Master Plan 2030
The vision of Aurangabad Master Plan 2030 was derived on the basis of the status assessment of the city, stakeholder consultations and focused group discussions. Participatory consultations during the visioning process concluded that there is need to revive growth and improve the overall quality of life of its citizens. The identified Vision of Aurangabad Master Plan 2030 is as follows:
“Aurangabad is visualized as a town with all basic physical and social amenities; as a regional growth centre with higher order administrative, economic and other service functions serving the entire region and supporting an economy based on wholesale trading, agro processing and manufacturing activities.” The identified vision forms the basis of sector-specific strategies adopted in framing the action plan.
Capital Investment Plan for Aurangabad Master Plan 2030
The total funding over the life of the Aurangabad Master Plan 2030 period, i.e. up to year 2030, is estimated at Rs. 338.14. The scheduling or phasing of the Aurangabad Master Plan 2030 is based on the analysis of fiscal resources for new investments and O&M, technical capacity for construction and the choice of specific improvements to be taken up over the Master Plan period. About 23% of the capital investment estimate is envisaged for roads and transportation; 16% for water supply and 12% for sewerage and sanitation.
Financial Operating Plan for Aurangabad Master Plan 2030
- At least 10% of the overall fund requirement will be from the ULB therefore, stringent steps and interventions are required to enhance its ‘own’ resource base.
- It is assumed that in cases where funding other than state government will be available (could be loans from financial institutions, central government, other funded programs), there will be part contribution from the state government and the ULB will contribute at least 10%.
- Emphasis to be on developing projects on PPP wherever possible.
Development Goals of Aurangabad Master Plan 2030
- Socially beneficially
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable