Pathankot Master Plan 2031 has been developed for Pathankot. Pathankot is the last city in Punjab on the National Highway that connects Jammu & Kashmir with the rest of India. Due to its ideal location, Pathankot serves as a travel hub for the three northerly states that is Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. It is situated in the picturesque foothills of Kangra and Dalhousie, with the river Chakki flowing close by. The city is well connected by National Highway 1A to Jalandhar and Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir, by NH 15 to Amritsar and by NH 20 to Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. It is also connected to Dalhousie and several other towns of the hills through other roads.
Pathankot LPA is situated in Gurdaspur district and is spread over two tehsils, namely Pathankot and Dhar Kalan, and three blocks, namely Pathankot, Sujanpur and Dhar Kalan. It is located between 32˚ 16′ 40″ N (southern limit) to 32˚ 21′ 21″ N (northern limit) latitude and 75˚ 31′ 15″ E (western limit) to 75˚ 46′ 56″ E (eastern limit) longitude. It is bordered by part of Dhar Kalan tehsil from east, Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh from south, part of Pathankot tehsil from south and west, and Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir from west and north. Ravi and Chakki Khad shapes the northern and southern limits of the LPA.
Pathankot Master Plan 2031 LPA
The Local Planning Area (LPA) for Pathankot Master Plan 2031 comprises of 145 rural and two urban settlements, i.e. Pathankot Municipal Council and Sujanpur Municipal Council. Pathankot M. Cl. has 8 villages falling partially within its limits, while Sujanpur M. Cl. has 16 such villages. The Local Planning Area was notified u/s 56 (i) of the Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Act, 1995 (as amended 2006) vide notification number 12/10/07- 4HG1/8171 dated 10th October 2007 (refer Annexure I). The Chief Town Planner Punjab has been designated as the Planning Agency u/s 57 of the Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Act, 1995 (amended 2006) vide notification number 12/10/2007- 4HG1/8177, dated 10/10/2007 (refer Annexure II). The total area of Pathankot LPA is 29872 hectare. As per Census 2001, the population of LPA is 4, 09,681 persons, that of Pathankot Municipal Council is 1, 57,925 and Sujanpur Municipal Council is 21,815 persons. (For list of LPA settlements refer Annexure III).
Vision Pathankot Master Plan 2031
Pathankot to be developed as a tourist transit hub and model administrative centre providing assured employment and quality living to all its existing and future residents, irrespective of the caste, creed, gender, economic and social status including poorest of poor.
The objective of the Pathankot Master Plan 2031 is to create enabling spatial and Land Use Planning framework to promote comprehensive land development based on the defined vision and mission for the Pathankot LPA. More specifically, objectives of the Master Plan for Pathankot 2031 can be defined broadly in terms of:
- To make Pathankot as the most vibrant economic centre and to promote the balanced regional growth.
- To promote Pathankot as the preferred tourist destination by exploiting existing potential of Madhopur Headworks, Irrigation Research Centre, Malikpur, Shahpur Kandi Township, etc. and as gateway to the states of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
- To make land allocation in an environmentally sustainable manner.
- To make adequate developed land available for public purposes.
- To minimize haphazard, unplanned and sub-standard growth and to promote planned development and quality environment.
- To effectively manage the inter and intra city traffic and transportation through the mechanism of rationalizing the land use.
- To minimize travel within the city by creating self contained and self sufficient communities.
- To create adequate parking spaces as an integral part of commercial, industrial and institutional planning and development.
- To rationalize the distribution of physical and social infrastructure in order to ensure appropriate quality of life to all the residents of the city.
- To identify man-made and natural heritage and to make heritage conservation as integral part of the city planning and development process.