Concrete step: Unified plan for urban development

Concrete step: Unified plan for urban development

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In order to unify development rules across all urban areas Rajasthan state government has proposed Rajasthan Regional and Urban Planning Bill,2018. The new Act has been drafted in consultation with several stakeholders and institutions and now the same has been put before the public for suggestions as well as objections till February 22.

The proposed Act gives the government enough flexibility either to uphold an existing master plan, or call for a fresh master plan under the provision of this Act. According to the draft of the Regional and Urban Planning Bill, from the date the fresh draft master plan is published, such a plan or master development plan will become defunct. The draft Bill provides sufficient provision for the government to revise the regional or master plan as it may feel it necessary even after its implementation. The government may order the concerned town planning wing or local body to make fresh surveys and revise the plan.

Thus, the draft Bill takes care of the problems currently faced in altering the master plan. For example, the current urban planning provisions have held back several government proposals including those of regularising unauthorized colonies and illegal developments.