Explained | What is Yogi Adityanath’s Ayodhya Master Plan 2031?

Ayodhya: Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Yogi Adityanath, has approved the master plan for Ayodhya that will define its development for the next decade. Master plan 2031, Chief Minister’s ambitious project, aims to ensure holistic growth of the city, enhancing the living standards of about 12 lakh people who will occupy an area of 133.67 sq km.

Reportedly, the master plan 2031 was tabled by the housing and urban planning department after disposing of 1,084 objections raised by the citizens.

A report published in the Times of India confirmed that the department, headed by the Chief Minister himself, had to finalise the facade control guidelines and a standard building code as the CM directed the officials. Setting his priority straight, Mr. Yogi Adityanath had fast-tracked the Ayodhya master plan 2031 before any other cities in the state.

What is Ayodhya’s Master plan 2031?

According to Ayodhya Development Authority vice-chairman Vishal Singh, the plan will be implemented in the city from November 12. “The zoning regulations will be the first to be taken up by the authority,” Singh told reporters.

The master plan 2031 intends to establish more rooms of different categories to accommodate the predicted influx of tourists in the city. Presently the town has only 592 rooms to offer across 17 hotels.

The dharmshalas in the temple town can accommodate another 5,500 individuals in the present scenario. The planners have also stressed the traffic volume in the city and identified five busy road stretches where intervention was required to bring down congestion.

Experts’ observation:

A senior local journalist following the development informed that the master plan must plan to transform seven slum settlements in the city which have close to 4,295 households.

“Local employment is very important. Officials and authorities need to bring development in a way that it creates more job opportunities for everyone here. The tourist in the city will grow proportionally with the development of Ayodhya temple,” a senior journalist in Ayodhya told The Quotes.

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