While one team led by MAUD Secretary C Sudershan Reddy visiting Maharashtra, the other team led by Director of Municipal Administration, N. Satyanarayana is headed for Gujarat
Hyderabad: Two teams comprising senior officials from the Municipal Administration department are on a tour of Maharashtra and Gujarat to study the town planning schemes and layout approval process in the two State.
While one team led by MAUD Secretary C Sudershan Reddy visiting Maharashtra, the other team led by Director of Municipal Administration, N. Satyanarayana is headed for Gujarat. During the two-day tour, the officials will interact with their counterparts and discuss town planning schemes and layout approval process, especially in tier II towns, besides land pooling schemes.
Though land pooling scheme was successfully implemented at Uppal Bhagath under HMDA limits, the idea is to explore possibilities of implementing land pooling scheme in the State. This apart, focus will be on studying best practices being adopted in Maharashtra and Gujarat, a senior MAUD official said.
The move to tour Maharashtra and Gujarat comes in the wake of MAUD Minister KT Rama Rao’s instructions to the department to study the best practices being adopted in other States.
Last month, the Minister had participated in a marathon meeting with urban planning experts and officials from MAUD from other States. During the meeting, aspects pertaining to measures to be taken up for comprehensive development of municipalities in Telangana were discussed, besides other issues.
During the meeting, urban planning experts and senior officials from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and other States stressed on the need to keep future needs of cities and towns in mind while framing development plans. Since the infrastructure requirements of towns and urban areas vary, the experts had suggested drafting plans in tune with rapid urbanisation.
Since the Minister had stressed on development of towns in accordance with local conditions and the future needs, the two teams will study urban development and future planning in these two States.
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