Bhilai Master Plan has been created for Bhilai. Bhilai is a city in the district of Durg, Chhattisgarh, in eastern central India. The city is located 32 kilometres (20 mi) west of the state’s capital, Raipur, on the main Howrah–Mumbai rail line, and National Highway 6.340.99. In the 2011 census, Durg-Bhilainagar Urban Agglomeration had a population of 1,006,407.
It is famous for the Class of 10 A5 and Bhilai steel plant, one of the largest in the world. Nearby mines, connected to the steel plant by specially built rail lines, supply it with iron ore, dolomite, and manganese.
Some of the steel products manufactured by Bhilai Steel plant are: railway sleepers, rails, construction materials, and other steel products. Other factories in Bhilai produce chemicals, acids, and gases. The major population is of localities of the state “Chhattisgarhi”
Vision of Bhilai Master Plan
The objective of the Bhilai Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Bhilai Master Plan in order to promote, guide and rationalize. The future growth and development of the urban centers, it will be critical to define their growth framework. The future growth framework of the urban centres is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level. Bhilai Master Plan has been considered as one of the most effective mechanism to promote planned growth of the urban centers. 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.
Bhilai 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 centers 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 Bhilai Master Plan
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable