Hastinapur Master Plan has been created for Hastinapur Town. Hastinapur is a town and a nagar panchayat in Meerut district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. In the present-day Hastinapur is a town in the Doab region of Uttar Pradesh in India around 37 km from Meerut and 90 km north-east of Delhi on National Highway 119. It is a small township re-established by Jawaharlal Nehru on February 6, 1949. Located on the banks of old ravine of Ganges, Hastinapur is considered one of the holiest places by both Hindus and Jains alike. The Latitude of Hastinapur is 29.156881 and the longitude is 77.99385. It is located between the 29°9’24.77″N and 77°59’37.86″E.
Vision of Hastinapur Master Plan
The objective of the Hastinapur Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Hastinapur in order to promote, guide and rationalize. The future growth and development of the urban centers is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level. Hastinapur 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.
Hastinapur Master Plan provides the framework for rationalizing the orderly movement of traffic and transportation within the city and defines the area for laying down network of various services. The plan is used for promoting integrated development of the urban centre by rationalizing its pattern of land use and their inter-relationship. 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 Hastinapur Master Plan
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable