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Saturday, December 10, 2011

New master plans for Pithoragarh, Ramnagar

Pithoragarh, December 10
Pithoragarh and Ramnagar towns of the Kumaon region will have new master plans for planned urban growth.
Under this plans, a total of 22 new villages will be included in Pithoragarh and 16 in Ramnagar town .
“A new town plan for Kausani will also be made on the basis of an estimate of population in 2031,” said VP Sharma, assistant planner, Town Planning office.
The government has issued orders to finalise the master plan for Pithoragarh. “In October, our team had surveyed the town as well as villages to be included in it. The survey revealed that it is essential to include these nearby villages in the town so that the city could develop according to the plan,” said Sharma.
According to the master plan being prepared by the department, the facilities that will be created include the separation of commercial and residential zones, sufficient community services, better management of police stations, post office services, telephone and electricity in the town and a sufficient number of bus and taxi stands. “It will take six months to finalise the master plan for the town,” said Sharma.
“To prepare the master plan for Ramnagar, we will have to include some more villages to extend the regulated area in the city,” he added.

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