Haryana govt approves plan for Manesar-Bawal Investment Region

The Haryana government on Thursday approved the Draft Development Plan for the Manesar-Bawal Investment Region-2039.

Written by TUHIN DUTTA | Gurgaon | Updated: April 16, 2014 12:01 pm

The Haryana government on Thursday approved the Draft Development Plan (DDP) for the Manesar-Bawal Investment Region (MBIR)-2039.

The plan was approved after a meeting of the state level committee of town and country planning department,chaired by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. The government also approved the development plan of Jind district-2031 after the meeting.

The DDP for the Manesar-Bawal Investment Region 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 2021,8,800 hectares will be developed. The second phase,from 2021 to 2031,will see 15,000 hectares being developed. The third phase of MBIR will be completed by 2039.

An official said an industrial township over an area of about 400 sq km will be developed in the first phase. The MBIR,a new industrial hub,will be located in Rewari district. The MBIR area covers 400 sq km,which will include the existing Bawal Industrial Town and the stretch along National Highway 8 up to the Rajasthan border.

In the MBIR,11,189 hectares have been earmarked for residential purpose,1,120 hectares for commercial,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.

Officials said forest and mining areas will be incorporated in the plan keeping in view the possibility of slate stone in the peripheral area. Further,2 to 5 per cent land has been reserved for students from educational institutes on property acquired by the state government.

During the meeting,it was also recommended that the green belt within the residential areas should be increased and a 30-m 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 will 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 DDP for Jind had been prepared for a projected population of 5.17 lakh by 2031. Under the plan,a vegetable market will be developed on Rohtak road and a meat market on Kaithal road.

Hooda directed that commercial land of 50 m be developed on both sides of Hansi road.

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