Ponnur Master Plan has been created for Ponnur with its population of 59,913 as of 2011 census. Ponnur is a town in Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the mandal headquarter of Ponnur mandal under Tenali revenue division.
Ponnur Municipality oversees the civic needs of the town like, water supply, roads, sewage, garbage collection etc. It is classified as a Grade–II municipality which was established in 1964 as a III–Grade municipality. It has an extent of 25.64 km2 (9.90 sq mi) with 31 wards. The town gets water from the Krishna River, which is supplied through taps, bores etc. The town has both government and private hospitals which include clinics, nursing homes and a Government hospital for public healthcare. It also maintains parks and play grounds for recreational purpose.
Vision of Ponnur Master Plan
The objective of the Ponnur Master Plan is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the Vision of Ponnur 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. Ponnur 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.
Ponnur 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 Ponnur Master Plan
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable