Releasing the plan, cleared by the Tamil Nadu Cabinet two days ago, Information Minister Parithi Ilamvazhuthi said the master plan was prepared with as the horizon year. Apart from relaxing some regulations on MSBs, the plan also removed height restrictions for MSBs abutting feet and above wide roads and permit them in the entire CMA excluding Island Grounds, approved layout areas, aquifer recharge area and Red Hills catchment area. Major revisions included redefining special buildings as ones exceeding six dwelling units. It also permits working women hostels and old-age homes in primary residential areas.

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Though the deadline for both the policies had crossed their half way mark, several ambitious projects and plans discussed in these two main policy notes still remain a non-starter exposing the administrative incompetence of the state. According to former late chief minister Jayalalithaa's vision policy, ten cities should be converted into world-class cities by And the reality is entire TN lacks solution for its waste management and is struggling to meet the growing drinking water needs.

Similarly, the Solid Waste Processing Facility for Chennai proposed at a cost of Rs 1, crore and an Integrated financial services centre Financial City at an estimate of another Rs 1, crore are still coming up, he mused.

According to Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority sources, the execution of second CMDA master plan is lagging behind on several parameters ranging from parking, public transport and traffic management. The master plan released in had a plan for next 20 years, but after nine years several recommendations are hanging in balance. Nagar bus terminal but till date the government has not completed any parking lot projects, the official said.

The case of airports expansions and new port facilities in coastal districts are either shelved or progressing at snail pace. We have updated our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

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Second Master Plan

Master Plans outline the manner of development of towns and cities with an emphasis on land use, allotments for residential, commercial, industrial and public use. Implementation is enforced through Development Regulations DR and zoning that monitor and control development in the city. The Act focuses on in situ rehabilitation, provision of basic services, and protecting slum dwellers from eviction. In contravention to the spirit of the Act, the TNSCB resorts to evictions and resettlements to colonies in the peripheries of the city under the pretext of better housing and environment.


CMDA releases 2nd master plan for Chennai Metropolitan Area

This story is from May 25, A consultant will be appointed to unveil a blueprint for the plan area comprising 8, sqkm spread over Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts, besides parts of Vellore district, making it the second largest urban cluster in the country after the National Capital Region. The exercise will involve revising the existing master plan that now covers an area of 1, sqkm, having been expanded from the original sqkm. The second master plan, which came into force in September , was to be in effect till

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