Machilipatnam Master Plan has been created for Machilipatnam. Machilipatnam also known as Masulipatnam and Bandar is a city in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipal corporation and the administrative headquarters of the Krishna district. It is also the mandal headquarters of Machilipatnam mandal in Machilipatnam revenue division of the district. The ancient port town served as the settlement of European traders from 16th century and it was a major trading port for the British, Dutch and French in the seventeenth century.
Machilipatnam city is located at 16.17°N 81.13°E on the southeast coast of India and in the east coast of Andhra Pradesh. The city has an average elevation of 14 meters (45 feet). As of 2011 census, Machilipatnam had a population of 170,008. Kuchipudi a popular Indian Classical Dance form originated at Kuchipudi, 25 kilometers from Machilipatnam.
The city has a total road length of 359.09 km (223.13 mi).
Vision of Machilipatnam Master Plan
The objective of the Machilipatnam Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Machilipatnam 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 centers is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level. Machilipatnam 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.
Machilipatnam 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 Machilipatnam Master Plan
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable