Ahmedabad Master Plan 2021 has been created for Ahmedabad District. Ahmedabad is the largest city and former capital in the Indian state of Gujarat. The city of Ahmedabad is the administrative headquarters. It is the seventh most populous district in India. Ahmedabad District is surrounded by Mehsana and Gandhinagar districts to the north, Kheda and Anand Districts to the east, the Gulf of Khambhat (Gulf of Cambay), Botad and Bhavnagar districts to the south, and Surendranagar district to the west. Ahmedabad is one of six operating divisions in the Western Railway zone.
Railway lines connect the city to towns in Gujarat and major Indian cities. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, 15 kilometers from the city centre, provides domestic and international flights. It is the busiest airport in Gujarat. National Highway 8, linking Delhi to Mumbai, passes through Ahmedabad and connects it with Gandhinagar, Delhi and Mumbai. The National Highway 8C also links Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar. The total population of Ahmedabad is 5.577,940. Males constitute 53% of the total population while females constitute 47% of the total population. The latitude of Ahmedabad is 23.033863 and the longitude is 72.585022. It is located between the 23° 2′ 1.9068” N and 72° 35′ 6.0792” E.
Objectives of Ahmedabad Master Plan 2021
The objective of Ahmedabad Master Plan 2021 is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Ahmedabad Master Plan 2021 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. Ahmedabad Master Plan 2021 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.
Ahmedabad Master Plan 2021 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 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 Ahmedabad Master Plan 2021
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable