Kasauli Master Plan 2015 has been created for Kasauli. Kasauli is one of the most popular hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. The town is widely known for its commanding site, panoramic view of the Plains, on one hand and the lofty snow clad Greater Himalayas, on the other. It is easily accessible from the Plains of Punjab and Haryana. Kasauli is a cantonment and town, located in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The cantonment was established by the British Raj in 1842 as a Colonial hill station, 77 km from Shimla, 65 km from Chandigarh, and 94 km from Ambala Cantt (Haryana), an important Railway Junction of North India and lies at a height of 1,927 meters (6,322 ft). The town is a health resort, having an elevation of 1,900 meters above sea level.
Vision of Kasauli Master Plan 2015
The boundaries of Kasauli Planning Area were extended in January, 2007, so as to include the areas which were acquiring urban character. Accordingly, areas along the roads emanating from Kasauli up to Jagjitnagar on Shaktighat- Jagjitnagar road, up to Morepen nallah on Kasauli Jangeshu-Parwanoo road and up to Tipra on Kimughat-Chakki-Ka- More road were included in Kasauli Planning Area vide Notification dated 15.01.2007. Existing land use of the area was also frozen and thus permission for change of land use and any kind of development became mandatory. The existing land use map of the additional Planning Area was prepared and notified for inviting public objections and suggestions and the same adopted vide Notice No. 2662-2790 dated 19.6.2008 of the Director, Town and Country Planning Department, published in the Official Gazette on 23.9.2008.
Objective of Kasauli Master Plan 2015
In order to ensure planned and regulated growth, the State Government extended the Himachal Pradesh Town and Country Planning Act, 1977 to Kasauli Planning Area vide its Notification No. PBW (B&R) (B) 24 (1)/ 91, Shimla, dated 17-10-1991. Area up to 1.00 Kilometer on both sides of road from Kasauli to Dharampur, Kasauli to Kuthar via Jagjitnagar and Kasauli to Parwanoo via Jangeshu was covered within the limits of Kasauli Planning Area. Existing land use of the Planning Area was frozen under Section-15-A of the Act vide Notification No. PBW (B&R) (B) 24 (1)/91, dated 31.8.1992, published in the Official Gazette on 19.9.1992. Subsequently, the existing land use of the Planning Area was adopted on 29.8.1995. The limits of Planning Area were however, redefined and area of the same reduced in view of the demand of people. Only 26 Revenue Mohals comprising of 1311.00 hectare area were notified under Kasauli Planning Area vide Notification No. PBW (B&R) (B) 24(1)/91 Shimla, dated 17-11-1996.