Karnal Master Plan 2021 has been created for Karnal. The town of Karnal is situated on the National Highway number-44 Delhi –Ambala–Amritsar Grand Trunk Road (G.T. Road) at a distance of about 123 kilometers from Delhi and 130 kilometers from Chandigarh. The town is well linked with other major towns of the State and that of the adjoining States by a good network of road. Amritsar – Delhi main double broad – gauge railway line also passes through the town making it easily accessible from other parts of the country. By and large, the surrounding area of the town is flat, alluvium plain with a gradual slope from North – West to South–East. The area is mostly free from flooding and the potable sub soil water is available in abundance.
Vision of Karnal Master Plan 2021
The existing residential area of the town is approximately 930 hectares. At present the old town is very congested. Its density varies from 450 to 675 persons per hectare. It is proposed to bring down the residential density to 250 persons per hectare in the development plan. The total area under the residential use inclusive of ancillary and allied facilities like schools, shopping centers, Community facilities etc. (Including the existing residential area) will be approximately 3051 hectares, which will take care of decongesting the existing town as well as providing accommodation for additional population. The existing commercial area of the town is approximately 95 hectares. These are sufficient existing commercial areas to cater to the needs of the population. A new grain of an area of about 66 hectares is coming up in sector-38 adjoining grand trunk road (G.T. road) towards Delhi rest of the area of this sector is also to be utilized for commercial purpose.
Objective of Karnal Master Plan 2021
- The alignment of the periphery road (on the eastern side) proposed in the said development plan was not found to be feasible at site. Being a major city level infrastructure, its feasibility has been reexamined and an alternate alignment has been proposed.
- Keeping in view the developments towards the western side of the town, a western periphery road of 75 meters. Width with 50 meters green belt on both sides has been proposed to provide an alternate route to the traffic going towards Assandh, Kaithal, Pehowa, Jind etc. without entering the town.
- Certain areas having immense development potential abutting the grand trunk road, which had been assigned as agriculture zone in the Final Development Plan-2021 AD published on dated the 5th August, 2002 were under the threat of getting encroached upon. Being located at a very prime location, it was considered appropriate to include the area within urbanizable limits.