Neyyattinkara Master Plan has been created for Neyyattinkara. Neyyattinkara is located at 8.4°N 77.08°E. It has an average elevation of 26 meters (85 feet). The town is situated on the Neyyar River side, one of the principal rivers in Trivandrum district. Neyyattinkara in Thiruvananthapuram district is a municipal Town 20 km south of the Kerala State capital Trivandrum on the National Highway 66 to Kanyakumari. The town spreads over an area of 16.21 km2 on the banks of the Neyyar River and is the headquarters of the Neyyattinkara Taluk and the Neyyattinkara Revenue Division. It is a suburb of the extended metropolitan region of Thiruvananthapuram city. The name ‘Neyyattinkara’ in Malayalam regional language means shore (Kara) of Neyyar River. This river flows from Agasthyarkoodam, the highest peak (1868m above MSL) in southern end of the Western Ghats.
Vision of Neyyattinkara Master Plan
The objective of the Neyyattinkara Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the vision of Neyyattinkara Master Plan in order to promote, guide and rationalize. The future growth and development of the urban centres, 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 Neyyattinkara Master Plan has been considered as one of the most effective mechanism to promote planned growth of the urban centres. 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 will regard to current and future development related issues.
Neyyattinkara Master Plan provides the framework for rationalizing the orderly movement of traffic and transportation within the city and defines the area for laying down network of various services. The plan is used for promoting integrated development of the urban centre by rationalizing its pattern of land use and their relationship. It also defines the strategies and solutions for overcoming the existing problems of the urban centres 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.
Objective of Neyyattinkara Master Plan
- Socially beneficially
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable
- Politically acceptable