Hyderabad: C Venugopal had purchased a plot in survey number 25 of Yamnampet village in Keesara mandal two years ago. On Monday, he landed at the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) office in Tarnaka to check land usage of his plot on the draft master plan for the Hyderabad Metropolitan Region.
So did M Eshwar of Housing Board, Moula Ali who had purchased 267 sq yards land in Jaithwaram village. Eshwar, however, realized that his plot was in a conservation zone where he cannot construct a house due to restrictions.
Several others too streamed into the HMDA office where the draft master plan was on display to verifying land usage of their land and also if there was any changes in road widths abutting their plots.
According to GHMC officials, about 150 people visited the headquarters when the master plan was displayed on the first day on July 22. On Monday, the visitors’ number increased to 250. Of them, so far about 25 people have given their written objections and suggestions to the HMDA.
For instance, Ch Subramanyam, a resident of Singapur village, said there were some mistakes in the survey numbers in Shankarpally mandal map, especially survey numbers on the border of Shankarpally and Singapur.
The metropolitan authority had invited objections and suggestions from citizens on the draft master plan for Hyderabad Metropolitan Region a couple of days ago. The maps of each mandal in Ranga Reddy district are on display like Shankarpally, Medchal (part), Hayathnagar, Ibrahimpatnam, and some mandals in Medak district like Toopran, Wargal, Shivampet, Mulugu, and Choutuppal, Bibinagar, Bhongir, Bommalaramam in Nalgonda district. Some mandals in Mahbubnagar like Kothur and Farooqnagar (part) have been put up on display too.
The draft master plan along with zoning and development promotion regulations have been put on display at HMDA zonal offices in Ghatkesar, Medchal, Shamshabad, Shankarpally and Sangareddy municipal office.
It is not just stakeholders who can send their objections and suggestions on the master plan, even ordinary citizens can also send their views through e-mail to .
“We have prepared the draft master plan after discussions with stakeholders and experts for the past one year. The important thing in the plan is integration of existing master plans like Hyderabad growth corridor plan which was prepared in 2008 with the newly prepared one to avoid confusion and contradictions,” HMDA metropolitan commissioner Rajeshwar Tiwari told TOI on Monday.
He said every objection and suggestion given by the people would be taken into consideration before finalising the master plan. TOI