About RUDA Rajkot (Rajkot Urban Development Authority)
RUDA Rajkot (Rajkot Urban Development Authority) was constituted under section 22 of the Gujarat Town Planning & Urban Development Act, 1976 on 30th January 1978. The total area covered was 686.30 Square kilometers covering 54 villages in the periphery of the Rajkot Municipal Corporation including the area of Rajkot Municipal Corporation i.e. 104.85 Square kilometers. Rajkot is strategically located in the centre of Saurashtra Region in the Aji basin. Rajkot is spread on both banks of Aji River which cuts through the city.
The city is well connected not only to major towns within the state but also to neighboring states through strong transportation linkages all by rail, and road. The notified Rajkot Urban Development Area is carved out of the one district and 5 Talukas -Rajkot, Padadhari, Lodika, Kotdasangani and Tankara from Rajkot District. RUDA is surrounded by the other small villages form other Talukas. Within a periphery Form the boundary of RUDA there are 3 urban centers (Municipalities) namely Jamnagar in the north westerns part, Bhavnagar to the southeast and Junagadh in the east.
Objectives of RUDA Rajkot (Rajkot Urban Development Authority)
- Carrying out integrated planning and physical development of declared urban areas.
- Formulating and submitting development plans, including capital investment plans.
- Undertaking the execution of development projects and schemes.
- Formulating and implementing urban land use policy.
- Developing environmental standards and preparing schemes for the environmental improvement of urban areas.
- Providing technical planning services.
- Preparation and implementation of regional Plans, Master plans, New township Plans and Town Improvement Schemes.
- Promoting research and development of new techniques in City planning, Urban Development and Housing Construction.
- To promote and secure better planning and development of the state.
In order to achieve its objectives, RUDA Rajkot operational frame work and area of focus revolves around:
- Creating affordable housing using environment-friendly building materials and cost-effective building technologies.
- Creating self-contained and self-sustaining residential complexes in the shape of Urban Estate/Integrated Townships.
- Undertaking projects which focus on promoting urban development, developing commercial complexes, creating state-of-the art infrastructure.
- Optimum utilization of vacant government lands to generate additional resources for the State government for financing city redevelopment, regeneration and other infrastructural development.
- Create ethos of conversation to enhance overall development in the state.