Doon Valley Special Area Master Plan 2001 has been created for Doon Valley Special Area. The Doon valley lies between two intermittent ranges of the Himalayas. It is bounded on all sides by mountains, with one range running from the west to the east (with Mussorie at the centre) in a semi-circular arc and one running at the south from Poanta Sahib to Haridwar. The valley also forms a watershed between the Yamuna and Ganges river systems. In fact the Yamuna and Ganges are closest to each other as they pass the Doon valley, with the Yamuna forming the western boundary and the Ganges the east. It runs 75 km long from west to east. Rajaji National Park, Kalesar National Park and Jaunsar-Bawar region lie within the valley as well.
Vision of Doon Valley Special Arae Master Plan 2001
The objective of the Doon Valley Special Area Master Plan 2001 is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the vision of Doon Valley Special Area Master Plan 2001 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 Doon Valley Special Area Master Plan 2001 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.
Doon Valley Special Area Master Plan 2001 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 Doon Valley Special Area Master Plan 2001
- Socially beneficially
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable
- Politically acceptable