The CMDA is identifying potential New Town development areas as part of its expansion.
What’s it about? The CMDA is preparing a proposal for Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, and Minjur, among others, to be New Town development areas. It is developing sector-specific plans for satellite towns. The CMDA will then prepare a macro-level regional strategic plan for the 4,715 sq km recently brought under its wings.
- Once the New Town development areas are notified, separate master plans for these locations will be prepared for planned development.
- The CMDA’s growth centres will have wider roads, better infrastructure to manage traffic, and balanced growth in housing, commercial, and industrial sectors.
Residents speak: One resident said the CMDA should set up offices in taluks instead of going to Egmore every time. Another suggestion is for them to hold workshops for residents.