Pen Master Plan 2036 (Draft) has been created for Pen. Pen is a town and taluka in Raigad district of Indian state of Maharashtra. It is famous for world class Ganesh idols. It is geographical and cultural center of Raigad district. Name of Pen is derived from the term “Pene”, which means ‘A place to rest’. Although no one is certain about the origin of Pen, historians think it probably dates back to the times of Buddha.
Pen town is located at 18°40′.N, 73°05′ E, on the outskirts of Mumbai Metropolitan Region. It gained prominence in ancient times due to vantage location on trade routes to Deccan, proximity to both Mumbai & Pune and its central position in the Raigad District. It lies on the bank of Bhogavati creek about 16 km from its mouth. Pen County has total area of 199.6 sq. miles and area of Pen City is 6.75 sq miles.As of 2011 census of India Pen Municipal Council had a population of 37,852.
Vision of Pen Master Plan 2036
The objective of the Pen Master Plan 2036 is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Pen Master Plan 2036 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 centres is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level. Pen Master Plan 2036 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.
Pen Master Plan 2036 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 Pen Master Plan 2036
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable