Rajkot Master Plan 2031 has been created for Rajkot. Rajkot is located at 22.3°N 70.78°E. It has an average elevation of 128 meters (420 ft). The city is located on the bank of Aji River and Nyari River which remains dry except the monsoon months of July to September. The city is spread in the area of 170.00 km². Rajkot is situated in the region called Saurashtra in the Gujarat state of India. The significance of Rajkot’s location is owing to the fact that it is one of the prime industrial centers of Gujarat. Rajkot has a central location in the area called the Kathiawar peninsula. The city is located within the Rajkot district in Gujarat. Rajkot city is the administrative headquarters of the district of Rajkot. The district is surrounded by Bhavnagar and Surendranagar in the east, Junagadh and Amreli in the south, Morbi in the north and Jamnagar in the west.
Vision of Rajkot Master Plan 2031
The planning process for the city of Rajkot is governed by the Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act, 1976 under the provisions of which the Rajkot Urban Development Authority prepares the development plan for the entire area of RUDA including the area under the Rajkot Municipal Corporation. With this RMC is left with the preparation of Town Planning Schemes for the area under its jurisdiction based on the development plan prepared by RUDA. The sanctioned Development plan required to be revised at least once in ten years and accordingly RUDA has undertaken the work of first Development plan was prepared in the year 1984. Development plan is a medium term comprehensive plan of spatio-economic development of the urban centre. Revised Development plan for Rajkot shall indicate the manner in which the use of land in the area covered by it shall be regulated and the manner in which the development therein shall be carried out.
Objective of Rajkot Master Plan 2031
The Draft Revised Development Plan is to be prepared considering various demands of projected population for the next 10 years of the entire urban development area. The existing land use, circulation pattern, development potentiality of the land etc., are to be considered while deciding future proposals. Proper distribution of the residential, industrial, commercial zone, as well as open and recreational spaces is to be suggested to evolve overall urban form for entire RUDA area for the year 2031. The Sanctioned Development Plan-2011 was the first revision of the Principal Development Plan. A review of the sanctioned development plan not only provides the analysis of the level of development achieved in the decade as against proposed but also the requirement of revising the proposals and policies for the better implementation of the Development Plan.