City Estate Express
Edition: November, 2021

Auda to prepare 16 town planning schemes for industrial cluster in Gujarat


To develop new industrial clusters out of Ahmedabad city, the apex planning body Auda is drawing 16 Town Planning (TP) schemes mainly to meet requirements for the manufacturing sector.

There will be rider to these TP schemes, that they will not allow potential polluting units to come up in these clusters. The TP schemes will consists of 18 to 30 metres or more wide roads. "No residential areas will be planned in close proximity to these TP schemes," said a senior Auda official.

The TP schemes that have been prepared and submitted to the state urban development department include schemes for Kalana, Kalana-Shiyavada, Chharodi-Dodar-Khoraj-Virochan Nagar, Iyava-Rupavati-Khoda, Chharodi, Iyava-Vasna, Chharodi-Naranpura, and four schemes in Santej and Rakanpur.

The Auda official added that the 12 schemes of the Kalana, Chharodi and Naranpura belt will cover an area of 1,548 hectares while the four TP schemes spread between Santeja and Rakanpur will cover an area of 508 hectares. "Most of the TP schemes will be readied before the upcoming Vibrant business meeting. The roads are planned such that heavy traffic can move about without much hindrance," the official said.

The schemes have a special link to those clusters that are part of the Delhi-Mumbai industrial freight corridor. "In few of these TP schemes which lie close to the DMIC corridor we have provisioned for wide service lanes along the freight corridor that will help transport goods between designated clusters," adds the Auda official.

"The government should take steps to reduce this period to 3 months to expedite project execution. The construction sector provides highest employment, pays maximum taxes to the state and Centre as well as it is the biggest wealth creator," the CREDAI national vice-president said.

CREDAI-Ahmedabad has created a permanent foundation for its CSR activities. "The foundation aims to take up CSR activities, which include skill development of labourers, providing nutritious food and education to the children of construction workers. It will also develop a public garden on Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation land near CREDAI-Ahmedabad house in the city," said Tejas Joshi, President, CREDAI Ahmedabad-GIHED, which an Ahmedabad city chapter of CREDAI.

Source: TNN, Ahmedabad