eNarada, Bengaluru, Monday, December 4, 2017
Every day, hundreds of people are landing up at BDA headquarters to enquire about the revised master plan (RMP) 2031. As a result, BDA officials are having a tough time convincing them to visit the site of RMP display. So, if you are planning to have a firsthand view of the RMP, then head to BDA complex, Banashankari, first floor between 10 AM to 5.30 PM on all working days. The display will be on till January 23, 2018. Alternatively, one can also visit the BDA website http://www.bdabangalore.org/RMP2031.html to glance through the RMP.
RMP is a blueprint for all development projects that will be taken up in the city in the next 15 years. It may be recalled that a draft master plan was put out in January this year which was followed by eight public consultations. Now, the public will have two months of time to raise any objections.
What is a Master plan
The BDA revises the Master Plan for Bengaluru for 2031 as a spatial policy framework to guide the future growth of the city. The RMP-2031 has incorporated inputs from the key infrastructure and urban management agencies including BBMP, BMRCL, BWSSB, BESCOM, BMTC, KIADB etc and to the extent possible has integrated their requirements, especially those pertaining to land. Master plan provides an opportunity to undertake mid-course corrections and incorporate policy changes, if any, arising out of the needs of the population and its activities.
The Master Plan is formulated on the basis of certain assumptions related to the present administrative set up, growth rates, household size, present policies, orders and guidelines with respect to urban development, transportation planning etc., which are liable to be modified as per the State policies.
The first Master Plan for Bengaluru was approved in 1984 and as per the Act has been revised periodically since then. The first revision of the master plan was the Revised Master Plan -1995, followed by the Revised Master Plan-2007 and the Revised Master Plan 2015 only RMP 2015. The Revised Master Plan for Bengaluru -2031 is the fourth such revision.