Sambalpur Master Plan 2030 (Draft) has been created for Sambalpur. Sambalpur is in the Eastern state of Odisha in India, and is one of the largest and oldest cities in Odisha. It is the headquarters of Northern Revenue Division and of Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL). It is situated about 300 km west of the state capital Bhubaneswar, 550 km west of Kolkata in West Bengal and 278 km east of Raipur in Chhattisgarh. It is on the bank of the Mahanadi River.
Sambalpur is located at 21°.27′ North Latitude and 83°.58′ East Longitude. The average elevation is 150.75 meters above the mean sea level. Sambalpur falls under the Zone-3 seismic number, which shows the possibility of an earthquake.
Sambalpur city is governed by a Municipality which comes under Sambalpur Metropolitan Area. As of 2011 India census, although Sambalpur city has a population of 183,383, its urban / metropolitan population is 269,575.
Vision of Sambalpur Master Plan 2030
The objective of the Sambalpur Master Plan 2030 is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Sambalpur Master Plan 2030 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. Sambalpur Master Plan 2030 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.
Sambalpur Master Plan 2030 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 Sambalpur Master Plan 2030
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable