Arunachal: Call for strict implementation of Itanagar Master Plan

Itanagar: Itanagar Capital Region deputy commissioner Talo Potom has stressed on strict implementation of the Itanagar Master Plan (IMP) 2031.

Speaking during a consultative and also sensitization meeting of the Itanagar Town Planning Authority (ITPA), to discuss implementation of the Itanagar Master Plan 2031, at the D K Convention Centre here, Potom, who is also ITPA chairman, said strict action would be taken against the violators.

For development of any city, every aspect right from parking to cleanliness and all other components under the master plan have to be followed to prevent unauthorized development, he said.

He said any new case/s of construction/development of land would be taken up only as per the master plan.

The DC directed all to work in coordination with each other for strict implementation of the master plan.

Town Planning director Likha Suraj through a PowerPoint presentation highlighted the roles and responsibilities of the department on town planning legislations since the inception of the state.

For any purpose of use of land, mandatory ‘development permission’ has to be sought from the Itanagar Planning Authority under section 29 of the Arunachal Pradesh Urban & Country Planning Act, 2007, which prohibits development without payment of development charges and without permission which says that any person or anybody intending to carry out any development on any land shall make an application in writing to the LPA for permission in such forms and containing such particulars.

He said the Itanagar Master Plan 2031, if strictly implemented, would make our city at par with other developed cities of the country in every aspect.

Suraj also stressed that land is a resource which is fixed and cannot be increased; hence, it is our responsibility to develop it in a proper way.

He also explained in detail about the components of the GIS-based master plan of Itanagar.

Assistant Town Planner Tabom Tamut, who is also the ITPA member secretary, gave an insight of the master plan 2031 and shared various modalities for its successful implementation.

Earlier, circle officer Shania Kayem Mize said the master plan is an ideal concept to build a city in a planned manner. She said the main purpose of conducting the meeting was to bridge the knowledge gap between denizens and ITPA and others to clear their doubts regarding the implementation of the master plan. DIPRO

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