The Haryana government on Thursday approved the Draft Development Plan (DDP) for the Manesar-Bawal Investment Region.
The plan was approved after a meeting of the state level committee of Town and Country Planning department,chaired by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. The government also approved the Development Plan of Jind district after the meeting.
The DDP for the Manesar-Bawal Investment Region (MBIR) has been prepared for the projected population of 32 lakh people with urban area of 40,232 hectares. Under the first phase,from 2011 to 2021,a total 8,800 hectares of land would be developed. The second phase,from 2021 to 2031 would see 15,000 hectares being developed. The third phase of MBIR would be completed by 2039.
An official said an industrial township over an area of about 400 sq km would be developed in the first phase. The MBIR,a new industrial hub,would be located in Rewari district,about 82 km southwest of Delhi.
The MBIR covers 400 sq km,which would include the existing Bawal Industrial Town and the stretch along NH-8 upto Rajasthan border.
In the MBIR,at least 11189 hectares have been earmarked for residential purpose,1,120 hectares for commercial purpose,6,771 for industrial and 4,254 for transport and communication. Another 441 hectares have been allocated for public utilities,892 for public and semi-public,13,005 for open spaces and recreation,424 for rivers and water bodies and 2,136 for natural zone.
During the meeting,it was recommended that the green belt within the residential areas should be increased and a 30-metre green belt should be left on both sides of NH-8.
On the problem of drainage,officials said a study was being conducted by an international consultant,who would submit its report within three months. Hooda also stressed on the need for recycling to meet to fight water scarcity.
The chief minister was informed that the Draft Development Plan for Jind had been prepared for the projected population of about 5.17 lakh by 2031,assuming a growth rate of 55 per cent. Under the plan,a vegetable market would be developed on Rohtak Road,and a meat market on Kaithal Road. Hooda directed that commercial land of 50 metres be developed on both sides of Hansi Road.