Yamunanagar-Jagadhri Master Plan 2021 has been created for Yamunanagar-Jagadhri. The urban centre is situated between 30° 7 to 30° 12 North latitude and 74° 15 to 77° 18 East longitudes at an average height of 278 meters above mean sea level. Located on Ambala-Saharanpur road, the urban centre serves as a gateway to Himachal Pradesh in the North and Uttar Pradesh in the East. It is connected to its surrounding regions by way of a system of National Highways and State Highways.
Yamunanagar is the second largest urban centre of Haryana after Faridabad. It has been considered as an urban agglomeration (U.A.) in 1991 census that consist of three distinct urban settlements namely Jagadhri, Jagadhri Workshop and Yamunanagar. Jagadhri is an important historical town. Its old name was Gangadhri. Although Nadir Shah destroyed this town completely, but during the Sikh period, it was conquered by Raj Singh of Buria and rebuilt again in 1873. It is a typical organically town having narrow lanes, dead end streets and bye lanes. The municipal committee of the town was established back in year 1882. The town is famous for Brass and steel utensils. Jagadhri workshop is basically a regional level railway workshop for repair of rail coaches wagons.
Vision of Yamunanagar-Jagadhri Master Plan 2021
Keeping in view the fast pace of growth attained by the urban centre in the recent past additional controlled area around Yamunanagar and Jagadhri was declared that published in Haryana Government gazette dated the 1st July 1997 vide Haryana Government Notification no. CCP/JCA/1/97/468, dated 29th May 1997. Draft development plan for the above mentioned controlled area was published vide Haryana Government notification No. CCP (NCR)/YCA-1/2005/36, dated 25th January 2005. However alignment of proposed Dadupur-Nalvi Canal was missing in the published plan. Since the canal is passing through the sectors proposed in the development plan, the alignment of canal had to be incorporated in the plan. Beside there is scope of improvement in the published Draft Development Plan in terms of density of population, population projections, exploitation of canal fronts and minor adjustment in the land uses of some sectors. Accordingly it has been revised to accommodate population of 1150000 persons by year 2021 A.D.
Objective of Yamunanagar-Jagadhri Master Plan 2021
The main concept of the revised draft development plan is to weave the twin towns into a single entity and develop them as an important tourism node and industrial hub of the state. The projected population of the urban centre is about 1150000 by 2021 A.D. As per census 2001 its population was about 300000. So plan proposals are to be made to adjust the additional population of about 850000 by 2021 A.D. In order to accommodate the additional population 6995 hectares of land is proposed to be urbanized. Area of existing towns is 1915 hectares approximately.