Karnal Master Plan 2025 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 2025
The development plan for Karnal controlled area I was published in January, 1978, for the perspective year 1991. The projected population up to 1991 was kept as 2 lacs and the planning proposals were made for this population. The development plan for additional controlled area around Mughal Bridge at Madhuban was published in May 1976. In view of decision to prepare development plans for all controlled areas for the perspective year 2021 AD, it was decided to prepare integrated land use proposals for controlled area and additional controlled area III, IV and V around Karnal and controlled area around Mughal Bridge. The main barriers for the growth of the town towards west and north are railway line, Western Jamuna canal and National Dairy Research Institute respectively. One Institutional sector between Grand Trunk road (G.T. road) and Indri road and 3 residential sectors between Kunjpura road and Indri road have been proposed.
Objective of Karnal Master Plan 2025
In view of a large chunk of low lying area between sectors 39 and 40, Bazida road Karnal – Delhi railway line and Grand Trunk Road (G.T. road) approximately, 445 Hectare area is proposed for recreational use. Since, Karnal town is centrally located between Delhi and Chandigarh on major traffic arteries i.e. Delhi – Amritsar railway line and Grand Trunk Road (G. T. road) (National Highway Number-44) Development of large scale tourism facilities like zoo, botanical garden, lake, race course, polo ground, golf club, sport stadium, adventure sports centers, tourist camping huts etc. will provide impetus to its development. On Karnal – Kunjpura road, Karnal aviation club is located with a small air strip. In order to promote aero based adventure sports like air gliding, para trooping, balloon riding, hand gliding etc. It is proposed to expand this aviation club. Since this is proposed outside the urbanizable area, the area of recreational zone and aviation club has not been included in the urbanization proposals.