In order to accommodate the increasing population of Faridabad, Haryana Government has developed a new development plan-2031 for NCR city for a projected population of over 39.55 lakhs.
After the notification, an official spokesperson told, “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.”
He further added that Faridabad cannot be extended towards the north due to Haryana-Delhi border; therefore we have proposed to add the additional area beyond east of Agra Canal, south and southwest of the town in order to fit in the additional population.
Faridabad will have a population of 39.55 lakh by 2031, so the need of extra space will be an important part of the infrastructural development by then. The plan has been designed to accommodate the overall town density of 115 persons per hectare within the urbanisable area of 34,368 hectares.
For residential development, an area of 14,558 hectares had been proposed on the basis of the average residential density of 271 persons per hectare. Every residential sector would be developed to the sector density indicated with 20 percent variation on either side and in addition to it, the density as prescribed in the New Integrated Licensing Policy, Affordable Group Housing Policy, Transit Oriented Development Policy.
Three new sectors with nos. 119, 143 and 146, adjoining to the proposed industrial sectors had been proposed with a density of 600 persons per hectare (PPH), wherein only group housing projects would be permitted.
For High-density population areas, eight pockets of 25 hectares each have been reserved with 1,125 PPH which will pave way for construction of smaller flats and for providing housing to low and medium income groups. These sectors will be 99, 112, 119, 122, 139, 143, 146 and 156.
The release further said that while an area of 2,078 hectares had been proposed for commercial purpose, an area of 6,179 hectares has been proposed for industrial development.
For smooth flow of inter-city traffic, the circulation pattern has been proposed in the development plan. Delhi-Mathura Road (NH 44) would continue to be the central axis for inter-state traffic to Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. A 100-meter wide road, known as Eastern Peripheral Expressway, has also been proposed along with 100-meter wide green belt on both sides of the city in the Development Plan.