Published On : Tue, Mar 17th, 2015

Nagpur should be developed as sustainable, job-oriented city, says Mayor


NMC’s Workshop on ‘Draft Revised City Development Plan (CDP) of Nagpur’ held

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“Every city has its own definition of development. Therefore, while preparing the development plan, every need of citizens should be considered and the city should be sustainable for everyone and job-oriented as well. In this context an education hub should be developed and the suggestions of new generation and print and electronic media should be incorporated while drafting the development plans. Similarly, if proper facilities and infrastructure are created in city the youths will not have to go to Mumbai and Pune for jobs. At the same time, care should be taken that past mistakes are not repeated while carrying out development works,” asserted the Mayor Pravin Datke while inaugurating workshop on ‘Draft Revised City Development Plan (CDP) of Nagpur’ on Tuesday. The workshop, organized by NMC, was held at Raje Raghuji Bhosale Nagar Bhavan (Town Hall).

Others seated on dais include Chairman of Standing Committee Ramesh Shingare, Ruling Party Leader Dayashankar Tiwari, Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar, Leader of Opposition Vikas Thakre, Senior Corporator Praful Gudadhe-Patil, CBUD’s Nodal Officer and Superintending Engineer Shashikant Hastak, and Superintending Engineer Prakash Urade.

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Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar in his address said that the city is a live animal and the growth of urbanization is a continuing process. Being at centre of the country and rich in natural resources, the Nagpur City Draft Revised Development Plan is a good opportunity. However, we devote much time for planning but implement the plan in haste. The haste sometimes delays the project,” said Hardikar.

While making a presentation of City Development Plan the CRISIL Consultant Dr Ravikant Joshi, who had presented the first CDP in 2006, expressed his happiness over coincidence of submitting the final draft. Making the presentation through power-point said that the Draft Revised CDP has been aimed at overall development of city considering the importance it attached geographically, industrially and historically. The development is being done keeping in mind the proposed population in 2021 and 2041, said Joshi.

Making the introductory speech, the CBUD’s Nodal Officer Shashkant Hastak said Nagpur Municipal Corporation has been selected as one of the 30 local bodies across the country under Capacity Building of Urban Development (CBUD) Project of Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. Further, the Government has appointed M/s CRISIL Risk and Infrastructure Solutions Limited for preparation of Revision City Development Plan (CDP) for Nagpur.

As part of CDP preparation process, NMC had conducted the focus group discussion workshops with the experts in various sectors in April 2014. Based on the discussions and suggestions therein and in the meeting of Technical Advisory Committee of Ministry of Urban Development, the CRISIL Risk and Infrastructure Solutions Limited has submitted draft revised CDP of Nagpur which is uploaded on NMC website

In this context, NMC conducted the final workshop with all the stakeholders. The objective of this final workshop was to seek the suggestions from various stakeholders on projects, capital investment plan, and the financial operating plan incorporated in the revised draft CDP of Nagpur.

A discussion session was also held on the occasion and was participated by Central Ground Water Board Director Dr Subbarao, Geologist Dr G K Jain, VNIT’s Dr Adane, Architect Hemant Bhave, Shirish Sirsikar, Dr Ujwal Chakradeo, Sanjay Kopulwar, Green Vigilance’s Daksha Borkar, Surbhi Jaiswal, many Corporators and scribes.

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The workshop was conducted by Deputy Engineer Mohammed Israel while Ruling Party Leader Dayashankar Tiwari proposed vote of thanks.

Others who attended the workshop include Aslam Khan, Transport Committee Chairman Bandu Raut, former Deputy Mayor Jaitunnabi Ansari, CRISIL’s Brij Gopal Laddha, Deputy Commissioner of Police Bharat Tangde, VTI’s J P Sharama, Hotel Owners Association’s Tejinder Singh Renu, CREDAI’s Prashant Sarode, Architect Association’s Paramjit Ahuja, NIT’s Superintending Engineer Sunil Gujjalwar, Railway’s Alok Kansal, MIDC Superintending Engineer K R Nagpure, GSDA’s Deputy Director I I Shaha, MAFSU’s V V Dani, Nagpur Chamber’s Kamalesh Shaha and several other prominent personalities.

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