Vapi Master Plan has been created for Vapi. Vapi is a city and municipality in Valsad District in the state of Gujarat. It is situated near the banks of the Damanganga River and is the largest city in the Valsad district and also the largest city after Surat in South Gujarat. It can be called the most industrialized city in Gujarat followed by Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot. NH 8 bisects the city.
The western part was the original location of the town, while the eastern part consists mainly of industry and newer residential areas. Mumbai is roughly 180 km to the south, and Surat is about 120 km to the north. To cater to industry, the city hosts what is called a “floating population”. The Vapi railway station on the Mumbai-Vadodara rail link of Western Railway (India) has become the direct beneficiary in terms of revenues due to daily commuters. It is the only city connecting two union territories, i.e. Daman and Dadra-Nagar Haveli.
Vision of Vapi Master Plan
The objective of the Vapi Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the vision of Vapi 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 are defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level Vapi 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 with regard to current and future development related issues.
Vapi Master Plan 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 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 infrastructural 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 Vapi Master Plan
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable
- Politically acceptable