Chennai’s Master Development Plan: Have your say!

The Hindu said today the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) will organise meetings in and around the city to gather public opinion and suggestions regarding the draft second master plan. The schedule of meetings is: April 28 at Egmore; Raja Annamalaipuram on May 5; Tondiarpet on May 19; Kodambakkam on May 26; Anna Nagar on June 2; Tambaram on May 5; Avadi and Minjur on May 12; Sholinganallur on May 19; St. Thomas Mount on May 26; Ambattur on June 2; Kunrathur and Poonamallee on June 9, and Tiruvottiyur on June 16.

A senior CMDA official said at an interaction with the media that residents would get details about the plan proposals in specific areas that would include proposed road widening or classification of land. One has to provide the survey number and the revenue village where it is located to get the information from the officials at the meeting venue. Sixteen illustrations giving details of the various aspects of the city would be on display at the meetings. The exact venue of the meetings would be announced soon. Those who would like to make suggestions may do so in writing.

The draft master plan is also available in book form at the CMDA towers in Egmore for Rs 250. You can also download it on to your computer by visiting http://www.jnnurm. Go to Ministry Of Urban Development, click on Status of CDP’s, then JNNURM mission cities, then CDP’s of mission cities, then Chennai. You can save the pdf file to your computer and browse through the sections of interest to you or your area of the city.

Go on, get involved. This is your chance to have your say in how the city develops!

1 Comment so far

  1. sachin (unregistered) on April 29th, 2007 @ 3:34 am

    The master plan is also available on the CMDA website

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