Banur Master Plan 2031 has been created for Banur. Banur is strategically located to the south of S.A.S. Nagar (the commercial hub of GMR) and south-west of Zirakpur. It is also in close proximity to Chandigarh, the capital city and administrative centre for both Punjab and Haryana.
Vision Banur Master Plan 2031
To operationalise the concept of an institutional town within a park setting, through integration of residential, institutional, commercial and green/open space uses, ultimately to achieve a harmonized sustainable development.
The medium and long-term objective of Banur Master Plan 2031 is:
To develop Banur to align with the regional development strategies and to intensify the educational, community and cultural facilities to support the development of the intended institutional hub.
Ultimately, the vision is to develop Banur into a world class and premier institutional hub for the region and beyond. For residents and visitors alike, it will be a unique showcase environment in which to live, work, play, and learn.
Banur’s proximity to Patiala, S.A.S. Nagar and Zirakpur provides it with a large population catchment, including students at the various stages of education. This facilitates the positioning of Banur as the nucleus for educational, knowledge and research-based activities, which is in line with the vision to develop the Banur-Zirakpur Corridor as a knowledge-business-technological belt.
Objectives Of Banur Master Plan 2031
- To respond effectively to the regional impact of the fast-growing neighborhood towns of S.A.S. Nagar and Zirakpur.
- To ensure direct connectivity to important transportation nodes such as airports and bus terminals, and more importantly, to the regional transportation network.
- To safeguard and enhance the value of land along major existing and proposed roads.
- To align the development of Banur with the proposed Banur-Zirakpur Corridor.
- To safeguard sufficient sites for the future development of educational institutions and to cluster these future development sites with existing colleges.
- To facilitate the development of a whole spectrum of institutions with their respective specializations in order to attract local and foreign students.
- To boost institutional tourism in the region, which will in turn create new economic and employment opportunities.
- To develop world-class educational and research institutions – including medical colleges and hospitals – as tourism drivers.