Dhumal says master plan for BBNDA soon

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Shimla, Jun 13 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today said the State government will soon finalise a masterplan for planned development of the Baddi Barotiwala Nalagarh Development (BBNDA) area.

''The government would develop 318 sq km of area, comprising 231 revenue villages, and create separate zones for industries, housing, commercial sites, recreational and institutional areas besides layouts for roads, drainage, green parks,'' he said, while presiding over the second meeting of the governing body of the BBNDA here.

Mr Dhumal said the master plan would act as a blue print for future development of the area, while the government would put in place a simple and transparent regulatory system so that the Authority would function more as a facilitator and less as a regulator.

The development of the area would be carried in a manner so that it could be developed as a self sufficient integrated Industrial Township, while efforts would also be pressed in to develop the Authority controlled area on the pattern of modern cities equipped with all modern infrastructure in a phased manner, he said.

He said the industrial development would only be sustained by creating proper infrastructure for industries and facilities for the people residing in the area.

Private entrepreneurs were also being encouraged to develop housing projects to facilitate the sectoral workers avail proper living facilities, he added.

The Chief Minister said improvement of existing infrastructure was in progress, adding that infrastructure developmental projects of Rs 45 crore had been sanctioned during the last two years.

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