The CMDA held its first workshop to launch the vision document for Chennai’s third master plan.
What’s it about? The workshop was for only about 1,189 sq km of the Chennai metropolitan area. The previous master plan was criticised for not taking input from the public and other stakeholders. There’s a form by the CMDA that can be accessed on its website or through a QR code to get feedback.
- The master plan will focus on minimising land reclassification through proper zoning and planning. Water bodies will be safeguarded as part of the plan.
- The city will likely expand to Arakkonam on one side and Acharampakkam on the other. The plan will be implemented from 2027 till 2046.
Concerns: Activists say the CMDA is in a hurry to implement the third master plan. They feel the authorities should first complete the projects of the second plan. Among them were bus stands at Kilambakkam, Madhavaram, and Kuthambakkam.