Kadapa Master Plan has been created for Kadapa as of 2011 census of India it has a population of 344,078. Kadapa is located at 14.47°N 78.82°E about 412 km from Hyderabad, in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. The city is situated in the Bugga or Ralla Vanka bordered by the Palakondas to the south and to the east by a patch of hills casting north for the Lankamalas on Penna’s other side. It has an average elevation of 138 meters (452 ft). The hills of western and eastern ghats stand on either sides, shielding it from the extreme winds of summer and winter.
Kadapa (formerly known as Cuddapah) is a city in the Rayalaseema region of the south-central part of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the district headquarters of YSR Kadapa district. It is located 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) south of the Penna River. The city is surrounded on three sides by the Nallamala and Palkonda Hills lying on the tectonic landscape between the Eastern and Western ghats. Black and Red ferrous soils occupy the region. The city is nicknamed “Gadapa” (‘threshold’) since it is the gateway from the west to the sacred hills of Tirumala.
Vision of Kadapa Master Plan
The objective of the Kadapa Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Kadapa 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 centers is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level. Kadapa 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.
Kadapa 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 Kadapa Master Plan
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable