Greater Kohima Master Plan 2021 has been created for Greater Kohima. Kohima, the capital of the State of Nagaland lies between 9405’11” to 9407’12” E longitude, and 25028’20” to 25031’51”N latitude. Kohima is situated on the Dimapur to Imphal National Highway 39. On the north, Kohima is bounded by Mokokchung district, on the east by Tuensang district and Burma, on the south by Manipur and Dimapur on the western side. As per 2001 census of India Greater Kohima Planning Area had a population of 115283.
Kohima is connected with three National Highway 39, 61 & 150. It has very good connectivity with all neighboring states and their capitals. Being the capital of the state, Kohima is the main administrative, commercial, educational and religious center of Nagaland.
Greater Kohima Planning Area (GKPA) is spread over an area of 63.36 sq. km. It comprises Kohima Municipal Council Area (KMC) and rest of Kohima Planning area. The Rest of Kohima Planning Area consists of Capital Complex Area, Villages of Kohima, Mereima, Ceisama and Thizama and their peripheral areas and other cultivable and conservation areas.
Vision of Greater Kohima Master Plan 2021
Vision statement emerging from consultants,
“Making Kohima City, a well governed, economically vibrant and environmentally sustainable city with access to basic services to all by 2021” through;
- Provision of basic infrastructure and urban services for all, towards achieving safer living conditions and an improved quality of life
- Development of Kohima as a sought after tourist destination – showcasing Naga culture; and
- Planned phased Communalization in urban governance and maintenance of urban infrastructure
This was the collective vision that the various stakeholders, the elected representatives, the communities etc had for the Greater Kohima Master Plan 2021. The improved quality of life also meant the protection of the city residents from the imminent threats due to the vulnerability to recurrent landslides. The consultations clearly indicate that any major infrastructure investments in the city shall be sustained only after the safety of the city is ensured, through appropriate protection measures.
Development Goals of Greater Kohima Master Plan 2021
- A capital city which is clean and stable, and where people can have easy access to safe drinking water, health care and education
- A cleaner greener city in the next 5 years time
- A city with all modern facilities and amenities
- A city with improved safety and security, to form a base for Kohima to develop as a sought after tourist destination – showcasing Naga culture
- A congestion free city through development of alternate diversion roads and parking facilities
- A garbage free, pollution free city with committed efforts from residents, ULB and Government