Jalgaon Master Plan (Draft) has been created for Jalgaon. Jalgaon is a major city in western India, located in north of Maharashtra state within region of Khandesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Jalgaon district. Jalgaon has a municipal corporation, and had 460,228 residents at the 2011 census (630,911 populations with extended area). It is 59 km (37 mi) from the Ajanta Caves.
Jalgaon, with industrial areas, schools, hospitals, shopping malls and residential areas, has communications and transport infrastructures. Known as Banana City, it contributes about half of Maharashtra’s banana production.
Jalgaon has an average elevation of 225 m (738 ft). Jalgaon is also known as Khandesh. The Girna River flows north, west of the city. It is connected by rail with Bangalore, Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Delhi, Howrah and Ahmadabad. Jalgaon is on Asian Highway 46 – National Highway 6, connecting it with Hajira – Surat and Kolkata via Nagpur.
Vision of Jalgaon Master Plan
The objective of the Jalgaon Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Jalgaon Master Plan 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. Jalgaon 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.
Jalgaon Master Plan 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 Jalgaon Master Plan
- To make the town a better place for living of its dwellers
- Well lighted and ventilated houses to live in
- Wide roads to walk upon
- Spacious premises for educational institutes
- Gardens, parks for recreation , good playgrounds