Sunday, October 26, 2014

Shantiniketan Plans by IIT Kharagpur

Last week, I held a video conference with all Development Authoroties incluing KMDA, ADDA, SJDA, HDA, SSDA etc.

SSDA gave a power-point presentation in the video conference about their on-going activities. They informed that they have tied up with the Planning and Architecture Department of IIT Kharagpur to draw up an LUDCP under the Town & Country Planning Act  (LUDCP = Land Use Development & Control Plan). The necessity for drawing a good plan is very important to preserve the heritage of Santiniketan. This has also been mandated by the Hon'ble High Court where in a recent order it has directed that in view of complaints of indiscriminate constructions in Bolpur, there should be a proper plan made which will impose restrictions and designate no  construction zones in eco-sensitive areas like Khowai lands or within the buffer zone of Shantiniketan... We were informed that the exercise was going on well and the draft zoning plan would be ready next year.
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Here are a few clippings from today's papers:

Today's Times of India

Today's Anandabazar

Today's Pratidin

Today's Times of India

1 comment:

  1. Sir will KMDA will ever have a masterplan? It is a shame when we see that all other cities have their own but Kmda does not have one. Is there any initiative taken or every one is still sleeping?