Bengaluru Revised Master Plan 2031 To Delay Further
Bengaluru Revised Master Plan (RMP) 2031 is set to get delayed further. The time frame for discussion of the plan with the consultants has now been extended until December 2018. There is no clarity about when the Master Plan will finally be notified now.
The revised deadline to complete consultations was approved during the Board meeting of the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). The approval of the 5,000 list of allottees of Kempe Gowda Layout and the implementation of the 6th Pay Commission for BDA employees were other major decisions taken.
The final plan was supposed to be released in May 2018 but the deadline has lapsed and it is nowhere near completion. According to senior officials who attended the Board meeting, the extension for the consultation period has been decided upon in order to permit further discussions and allow the public to submit their objections to the draft of RMP 2031.
A one-month extension was supposed to be given to the public earlier but the announcement of Assembly elections prevented BDA from going ahead with it. The draft of the RMP 2031 was made public on November 25, 2017, and the deadline for responses was January 23, 2018.
One team has already reviewed the 13,067 objections and suggestions and another committee has not yet begun the process of scrutinising the objections. The Master Plan is meant to serve as a blueprint to plan the City for the next 15 years. The RMP 2005 is now in force.
The Board has okayed Bangalore Development Authority’s list of 5,000 allottees who are awaiting sites to be handed over to them in Nadaprabhu Kempe Gowda Layout in the second round.
The much-delayed allotment will be done shortly. A senior BDA official said that the Board has okayed it today. We will release it soon. Deputy Chief Minister also reviewed the projects of BDA in connection with the state budget.
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