Karimganj Master Plan 2011 has been created for Karimganj according to the 2011 census Karimganj district has a population of 1,217,002, roughly equal to the nation of Bahrain or the US state of New Hampshire. Karimganj district occupies an area of 1,809 square kilometers (698 sq mi), comparatively equivalent to Alaska’s Afognak Island. It is bounded on the northeast by Cachar District, on the east by Hailakandi District, on the south by Mizoram state, on the southwest by Tripura state, and on the west and northwest by Bangladesh. Karimganj Town, the administrative headquarters and main town of the district also bears the same name, that is, Karimganj. Karimganj town is located on the northern fringe of the district adjoining Bangladesh, by the river.
Karimganj district is one of the 33 districts of Assam state, India. The administrative headquarters of this district, Karimganj city is the biggest city in this district. It is located in southern Assam and borders Tripura and Sylhet district of Bangladesh. It was a part of Sylhet district of Assam before partition of India and remained in India while the rest of Sylhet district was given to Pakistan. It became a district in 1983.
Karimganj town is an important center of trade and commerce in the North East India. Its river port, with elaborate infra-structures like cargo-terminal, jetty, warehouses etc., is capable of handling large volumes of cargoes carried by steamers plying through river ways via Bangladesh. Karimganj is also a borders trade center and import-export business worth crores of rupees is carried out through the custom trade point at Dakbangla Ghat in the town and Sutarkandi Custom Station.
Vision of Karimganj Master Plan 2011
The objective of the Karimganj Master Plan 2011 is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Karimganj Master Plan 2011 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. Karimganj Master Plan 2011 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.
Karimganj Master Plan 2011 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 Karimganj Master Plan 2011
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable