Palitana Master Plan Report, Palitana Master Plan Map & Detailed Info

The objective of Palitana Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning frame work to achieve the vision of Palitana Master Plan.


Palitana Master Plan has been created for Palitana. Palitana is a city in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, India. It is located 50 km southwest of Bhavnagar city and is a major pilgrimage centre for Jains. Palitana is located at 21.52° N 71.83° E. It has an average elevation of 67 metres (219 feet). The Palitana dam, an irrigation resource, is on the Shetrunji River.

As of 2011 India census, Palitana had a population of approximately 175000. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Palitana has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 57%. In Palitana, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Vision of Palitana Master Plan

The objective of the Palitana Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the vision of Palitana Master Plan in order to promote, guide and rationalize. The future growth and development of the urban centres, it will be critical to define their growth framework. The future growth framework of the urban centres are defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level Palitana Master Plan has been considered as one of the most effective mechanism to promote planned growth of the urban centres. 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.

Palitana 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 centres 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 infrastructural cost which would be required to make the city sustainable. The plans offer futuristic solutions by laying down agenda for its growth and development.

Objective of Palitana Master Plan

  • Socially beneficial
  • Regionally connected
  • Environmentally sustainable
  • Financially Viable
  • Institutionally Executable
  • Politically acceptable

Detailed documentation regarding Palitana’s Master Plan (In Gujarati)

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