Puducherry Master Plan 2001 has been created for Puducherry. Puducherry known as Pondicherry is a union territory of India. It was formed out of four enclaves of former French India, namely Pondicherry, Karikal, Mahé and Yanaon (Yanam). It is named after the largest district, Puducherry.
The union territory of Puducherry consists of four small unconnected districts: Puducherry district (293 km2 (113 sq mi)), Karaikal district (160 km2 (62 sq mi)) and Yanam district (30 km2 (12 sq mi)) on the Bay of Bengal and Mahé district (9 km2 (3.5 sq mi)) on the Arabian Sea, covering a total area of 492 km2 (190 sq mi). Puducherry and Karaikal have the largest areas and population, and are both enclaves of Tamil Nadu. Yanam and Mahé are enclaves of Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, respectively. Its population, as per the 2011 Census, is 1,244,464.
Vision of Puducherry Master Plan 2001
The objective of the Puducherry Master Plan 2001 is to create enabling spatial and land use Plan 2001ning framework to achieve the Vision of Puducherry Master Plan 2001 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 centres is defined by the Master Plan 2001/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level. Puducherry Master Plan 2001 has been considered as one of the most effective mechanism to promote Plan 2001ned 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.
Puducherry Master Plan 2001 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 2001 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 2001 acts as a tool for determining the infrastructure cost which would be required to make the city sustainable. The Plan 2001s offer futuristic solutions by laying down agenda for its growth and development.
Objectives of Puducherry Master Plan 2001
The Puducherry Master Plan 2001 has been carried out keeping the following objectives in mind;
- To direct and promote an ecologically and physically balanced growth within the Puducherry Urban Area on planned and scientific lines
- Decongest the economic pressure on the Boulevard town and to decentralize economic activities to the sub-urban, peripheral areas of Puducherry
- To conserve the urban and architectural heritage of Puducherry and to create a socially satisfying and aesthetically aspiring environment, and
- To provide for a set of planning regulations/parameters for different planning zones in the urban areas to achieve the above objectives
Development Goals of Puducherry Master Plan 2001
- Socially beneficial
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable and;
- Politically acceptable