Mangalore city's masterplan 2021

07 October 2009

The urban development department has accorded a conditional approval for the city's masterplan 2021. The masterplan spells out a plan of action anticipating the city's growth in 2021 and an estimated population of 10.70-lakh as against the present 6.46-lakh. It is formulated as per the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act, 1961 and broadly based on the analysis of socio-economic needs of the local planning area.

As per government order dated September 10, 2009, ratifying the masterplan, a copy of which is available with TOI, buildings exceeding 18-metres in height will be considered high-rise buildings. The minimum width of roads leading to such buildings will be nine metre, with a provision to extend it to 12 metre or more if the circumstances warrant it. Permission will be accorded only to such high-rise buildings, which meet this criterion.

The floor area ratio (FAR) including the premium FAR has been fixed at a maximum of 3.25 and the tables pertaining to zoning regulations will have to be modified accordingly. The front set back for high rise buildings will now be a minimum of five metre, as against six metre proposed by the Mangalore Urban Development Authority, and set back on the remaining three sides of a building should be maintained at six metre.

A car-parking unit should be a minimum of 5 metre by 2.5 metre. Norms prescribed by the fire and emergency services department for high rise buildings as mentioned in the zoning regulations based on the height, width of the buildings, road width will have to be followed scrupulously before the department accords its no objection certificate. Most importantly, high-rise buildings will have to follow the National Building Code.

The plan has also set aside land in survey numbers 9 to 15, 16, 20 to 25, 26 to 33, 35, 36, 41 to 44, 62, 63 in Kunjathbail village, and survey numbers 12 to 15, 16, 18, 36, 41, 42 to 48 in Panjimogaru village, and survey numbers 96, 97, and 98 in Talapady village, all in Mangalore taluk under the land plan maps to be used exclusively for residential purposes. The masterplan has been approved subject to incorporation of these changes.

Out of 30,600 hectares available under Mangalore local planning area, 24,255.73 hecatres has been earmarked for the total urbanization process. Of this, 11,317.59 hectares (46.66 %) has been set aside for residential purpose, 892.97 hectares for commercial (3.68%), 2,790.11 hectares industrial (11.51%), public and semi-public purpose 1,047.64 hectares (4.32 %), parks 2,005.74 hectares (8.27%), transport 2,629.48 hectares (10.84%), an 45.80 hectares for public use (0.19 %).

source times of india


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