Development Plan for Jamnagar Area Development Authority, Gujarat

Client:

Jamnagar Area Development Authority (JADA)

Status:

Ongoing Project

Site Area:

95 sq. km

Description of the project:

Spread over approximately 95 sq. km, the 10 villages of Jamnagar were added in the boundary of Jamnagar Area Development Authority (JADA) after the DP of Jamnagar City for year 2031 was already prepared. Hence, a separate Development Plan of the 10 new villages was prepared adjoining the already prepared Development Plan.

Town Planning Schemes for Mandal Becharaji Special Investment Region, Mahesana, Gujarat

Client:

Mandal Becharaji Special Investment Regional Development Authority (MBSIRDA)

Status:

Ongoing Project

Site Area:

101 sq. km

Associated Consultants:

Multi Media Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Facile Maven Pvt. Ltd.

Description of the project:

Spread over 101 sq. km, Mandal Becharaji Special Investment Region (MBSIR) is the new industrial hub being established in the north – west of Ahmedabad. It is being jointly developed by the Government of India and State Government of Gujarat. It falls in the influence zone of proposed Delhi – Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project (DMIC), a joint initiative by the Government of India and Japan.

Mandal Becharaji SIRDA, a government body formulated to develop MBSIR, takes care of the management, planning of land resources and infrastructure. It has begun implementing its Development Plan using the T.P. Scheme Mechanism. Of the five T.P. Schemes proposed, DPC is commissioned to prepare three along with its consortium partners. It covers approximately 3,200 plots in three villages. The main objectives of the development is the segregation of the industrial and residential traffic, rationalisation of plot shapes, provision of public amenities at strategic locations, retention of natural drainage, and preservation of canals and over 40 water bodies. The amalgam of industries, institutions and residences in this scheme is supported by a well-formed network and hierarchy of roads with regards to the existing infrastructure and settlements.

Land Use Plan for Visakhapatnam Port Trust, Visakhapatnam Port 2020, Andhra Pradesh

Client:

Visakhapatnam Port Trust

Status:

Completed, 2015

Site Area:

33 sq. km

Associated Consultants:

Rakesh Narula & Co.
The Benchmark Pvt. Ltd.

Description of the project:

Visakhapatnam is the largest city and the financial capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. The city also has one of the leading port located on the east coast of the country. The study was based on the vision and future cargo traffic demands of the port, and focused on effective development of Land Use Plan for Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) for the coming five years.

According to the new land policy guidelines for Major Port issued by the Ministry of Shipping, Gol in 2014, it placed explicit importance on optimal utilisation of land under port authority. Pertaining to which the main objective of the development of Land Use Plan for VPT was to ensure that the land is optimised with adequate infrastructure to meet the projected traffic in the future years.

Envision Surat 2035: Concept Development Plan for SUDA, Gujarat

Client:

CREDAI, Surat Builders Association

Status:

Completed, 2014

Site Area:

722 sq. km

Description of the project:

Situated on the banks of river Tapi, having an area of 722 sq. km Surat city is the eighth largest city in India and the fourth fastest growing city. It is one of the largest hub for diamond cutting and polishing. It is also selected as the first smart IT city in India which is being constituted by the Microsoft CityNext Initiative tied up with IT services majors Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro. The Surat Urban Development Authority (SUDA) has prepared the Draft Development Plan for 2035 under the provision of GTP&UD Act, 1976.

The Surat Builders Association (SBA) in their capacity as advisors to the city were interested to develop a conceptual proposal for the city. The project is significant in its initiative taken by SBA to assist SUDA in the process for the preparation of Development Plan 2035.

Envision Rajkot: Concept Development Plan for Rajkot 2031, Gujarat

Client:

Rajkot Builders Association (RBA)

Status:

Completed, 2014

Site Area:

686 sq. km

Description of the project:

Rajkot, situated in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat is the fourth largest city in the state and 22nd fastest growing city in the world. It consists of prime engineering and industrial centres of Gujarat. An initiative was taken by Rajkot Builders Association (RBA) to assist Rajkot Urban Development Authority (RUDA) in their capacity as advisors to develop a conceptual proposal for the city, spread over 686 sq. km.

DPC strategised the conceptual planning of the city and prepared a concept Development Plan. After statutory publication by RUDA, DPC critically evaluated the Draft Development Plan for Rajkot 2031. The methodology and evaluation of DPC constituted of benchmarking the proposal with the fundamental planning principles, evaluation of land use plan, road network plan and their integration, evaluation of GDCR and assessment of implementation issues as per the provision of the GTP&UD Act, 1976.

Development Plan for Mandal Becharaji Special Investment Region, Mahesana, Gujarat

Client:

Mandal Becharaji Special Investment Regional Development Authority (MBSIRDA)

Status:

Completed, 2014

Site Area:

101 sq. km

Associated Consultants:

Multi Media Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Facile Maven Pvt. Ltd.

Description of the project:

Spread over more than 101 sq. km, Mandal Bechraji Special Investment Region (MBSIR) is a new industrial hub planned by the Government of Gujarat. MBSIR is envisioned as a futuristic sustainable city by Gujarat government.

Automobile industry, Knowledge and IT parks supported by recreational and reserved greens constitutes major land use of the development plan. Maruti and Honda are few of the major automobile manufacturers putting their manufacturing units. The city is strategically located, well connected with trade gateways and falls in the influence zone of proposed Delhi – Mumbai Industrial Corridor project (DMIC), a joint initiative by the Government of India and Japan.

Conceptual Master Plan for Dharavi,
Mumbai

Client:

M. M. Consultants, Mumbai

Status:

Completed, 2014

Site Area:

175 Ha

Description of the project:

Dharavi slum is one of the largest slums in India. It has an active informal economy in which numerous household enterprises employ many of the slum residents.

The key feature of the Master plan was to integrate these alternative models for redevelopment and release the land for green and open-spaces. The Master plan proposes schematic ideas to re-organise and densify the built-up area with the existing road network system. Schematic programs proposed in the plan focuses to improve the living conditions of the people by strengthening the basic infrastructure facilities.

Town Planning Schemes for Dholera Special Investment Region, Gujarat

Client:

Dholera Special Investment Regional Development Authority (DSIRDA)

Status:

Completed, 2013

Site Area:

75 sq. km

Associated Consultants:

Multi Media Consultants Pvt. Ltd.,
Facile Maven Pvt. Ltd.

Description of the project:

Six new town planning schemes have been proposed under GTPUD Act for the development plan of Dholera SIR. Of the total schemes, DPC was commissioned to propose the Town Planning Scheme No.5, which spreads across an area of 75 sq. km. It spans over 5 villages and covers approximately 853 plots. The sprawl around the gamtal is reserved as a green buffer zone. Furthermore, there has been an effort to create large plot appropriations for the authority to enable to raise resources and provide public infrastructure in the area to support the industrial development.

Development Plan For Dholera Special Investment Region, Gujarat

Client:

Dholera Special Investment Development Authority (DSIRDA)

Status:

Completed, 2012

Site Area:

920 sq. km

Associated Consultants:

Multi Media Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Facile Maven Pvt. Ltd.

Description of the project:

Spread over more than 920 sq. km Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) is a joint venture by the Government of India and State Government of Gujarat. The industrial city is strategically located, well connected with trade gateways and falls in the influence zone of the proposed Delhi – Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project (DMIC), a joint initiative by the Government of India and Japan.

The city has been planned for an estimated population of 2.5 million. Being predominantly an industrial city, the major challenge in the planning has been to minimise isolated industrial zones.

Critical Evaluation of Development Plan for Mangalore 2021, Mangalore

Client:

Mangalore Urban Development Authority & Infrastructure Development Foundation

Status:

Completed, 2008

Site Area:

450 sq. km

Description of the project:

DPC was commissioned by Mangalore Urban Development Authority for the critical evaluation of the Master Plan 2021 (Revision-II) proposal.

The project aims to understand the problems through the eyes of the stakeholders and its residents. A public participation was formulated and assessed based on a survey completed by 1000 residents. The survey was prepared to help understand the awareness among the people with regards to the city plan. It helped in identifying the lacunae in the process of the development plan preparation from the perspective of its citizens. Revision to the city’s Plan was proposed based on the insights gained, combined with technical evaluation of Master Plan.

Development of Vadtal as Heritage Village,
Gujarat

Client:

Chairman, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Trust, Vadtal

Status:

Completed, 2006

Site Area:

33 Ha

Description of the project:

Vadtal, a significant pilgrimage centre of the Swaminarayan sect is located in Kheda district, Gujarat. The Swaminarayan temple here is one of the oldest places of worship and is visited by no less than fifty thousand to one lakh visitors a month.

The project, a joint initiative by Heritage Cell (AMC), Ahmedabad and DPC attempts to propose a comprehensive area development plan which aids in the conservation and development of heritage properties. The proposal attempts to give due consideration to the natural resources and surrounding areas and provide a holistic framework to achieve sustainable outcomes for the village and its environs.

Integrated Heritage & Area Development, Asarwa,
Gujarat

Client:

Heritage Cell, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation

Status:

Completed, 2005

Site Area:

154 Ha

Description of the project:

Asarwa, a small village in the vicinity of Ahmedabad consists of several heritage monuments besides manufacturing and weaving industries. DPC was approached by Ahmedabad Heritage Centre for a Comprehensive Conservation and Area Development Plan, which facilitates the conservation and development of heritage properties in the village.

DPC, during its initial site visits recommended that the area required an integrated development effort rather than merely the preservation of heritage monuments. Therefore, a comprehensive conservation and area development plan which aids in the conservation and development of heritage properties was proposed. Thereafter, a Programmatic Development was designed to create a city level cultural, heritage and recreational node to strengthen and create awareness of the heritage value in the village.

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