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Faridabad development plan notified

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

The Haryana government has notified the development plan of Faridabad for a projected population of over 39.55 lakh up to 2031.

An official spokesperson said the plan contained proposals for urbanisation from Delhi border in the north up to the foothills of Aravalli ranges in the west and beyond Gurugram-Agra Canal in the east and up to the revenue estate of village Jharsently in the south.

Since this town could not be expanded towards the north due to the constraint of the Haryana-Delhi border, the additional area beyond east of Agra Canal, south and south-west of the town had been proposed for the development of additional urbanisable area to accommodate additional population, he added.

The Final Development Plan, 2031 AD, has been proposed keeping in view the overall town density of 115 persons per hectare, to accommodate 39.55 lakh persons by 2031 A.D., within the urbanisable area of 34,368 hectares.

An area of 14,558 hectares has been proposed for residential purposes on the basis of average residential density of 271 persons per hectare (PPH). Every residential sector would be developed to sector density indicated in the drawing with 20 per cent variation on either side, and, in addition to it, the density as prescribed in the New Integrated Licensing Policy, Affordable Group Housing policy and Transit Oriented Development Policy.

Twenty per cent group housing component policy would also be applicable in a residential sector. Three sectors–119, 143 and 146– adjoining the proposed industrial sectors have been proposed with a density of 600 PPH, wherein only group housing projects would be permitted.

Eight pockets of 25 hectares each have also been reserved for high density development of 1,125 PPH in sectors 99, 112, 119, 122, 139, 143, 146 and 156, paving the way for construction of smaller flats, and for providing housing to low and medium income groups.