Phalodi Master Plan 2023 has been created for Phalodi City. Phalodi is a city and a municipality in Jodhpur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is the headquarters for Phalodi tehsil. Phalodi is also called the “salt city” due to the concentration of a large number of salt industries located in the area. Phalodi is in the buffer zone of Thar Desert and often subject to extreme temperature conditions due to arid climate. Phalodi Railway Station lies on the Broad Gauge line of the Delhi-Jaisalmer train route. Phalodi is connected to Jodhpur (135 km or 84 mi south), Bikaner (156 km or 97 mi north), Nagaur (145 km or 90 mi in east) and Jaisalmer (165 km or 103 mi in west). National Highway 15 skirts around Phalodi.
Bus services have run continuously from Jodhpur and Bikaner. There are a number of cabs or taxis that ferry passengers from these places. The latitude of Phalodi is 27.131235 and the longitude is 72.358928. It is located between the 27°7’52.45″N and 72°21’32.14″E. As of 2011 India census, Phalodi had a population of 49,766. Of which 26,003 and 23,763 are males and females respectively. Phalodi has an average literacy rate of 61.81%, lower than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 69.63%, and female literacy is 53.25%. In Phalodi, 15.5% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Vision of Phalodi Master Plan 2023
The objective of the Phalodi Master Plan 2023 is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Phalodi Master Plan 2023 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. Phalodi Master Plan 2023 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 District growth is envisioned. It provides a tool for the authorities to take decision with regard to current and future development related issues.
Phalodi Master Plan 2023 provides the framework for rationalizing the orderly movement of traffic and transportation within the District 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 District sustainable. The plans offer futuristic solutions by laying down agenda for its growth and development.
Development Goals of Phalodi Master Plan 2023
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable