CMDA to kick-start work on Chennai's third master plan

The second master plan is valid till the end of 2026

Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority, CMDA, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Tiruvallur, Flood prevention, Chennai third master plan

The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) will soon kick-start preparatory work for third master plan for the 1,189 sq km area in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

The state capital’s contours extend into neighboring districts of Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur.

The second master plan is valid till the end of 2026, and work on the new plan will commence after the lockdown. The World Bank has granted funds for the work in May 2020.

Consultants will be appointed for preparatory work that will look into population density and climate resilience with focus on housing requirement for the next 20 years till 2046.

The master plan is a statutory broad-based plan prepared for a city and its neighbourhood incorporating infrastructure projects and land-use map to earmark institutional, industrial and residential areas that should be created in tandem with population growth.

The third master plan may explore expanding Metro train connectivity and identifying new satellite towns to decongest the city.

The new master plan will also have strategies for flood prevention and infrastructure facilities for migrant labourers.

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