GUWAHATI, Sept 14 – The Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority has sought the expansion of its jurisdiction to facilitate and regulate development in new areas to accommodate the rapidly growing population.
The GMDA is desirous of Delineation of New Guwahati Metropolitan Region and Review and Revision of Master Plan. The original Master Plan adopted by the authority in July, 2009 also recommended for monitoring and review at five-year intervals, i.e., 2011, 2016 ... 2021. Accordingly, the first monitoring and revision is by end of 2011 is proposed to be taken now, an official release stated.
The authority has selected the Center for Environment Planning & Technology (CEPT) of Ahmedabad, out of 13 firms, for the work after floating an all-India Request for Proposal (RFP).
The work of delineation of New Guwahati Metropolitan Region and Review & Revision of Master Plan 2015 has already been started by the CEPT. The report of delineation has also been submitted.
The proposed metropolitan region covers 3214 sqkm, including reserve forest areas. The committee constituted by the Government has already agreed to the new metropolitan region with certain observations.
Accordingly, the CEPT has started subsequent work of preparation and collection of secondary data and maps. The base map is being finalized based on revenue maps and satellite imagery procured from the National Remote Sensing Center of Hyderabad. The draft plan is expected to be ready by end of this year for stake holder’s review and suggestions, the press release added.