Corp Begins Compiling Suggestions, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

October 9, 2023

KOCHI: Kochi corporation authorities are compiling the suggestions and complaints regarding the master plan for the city, after which the authorities will give instructions for the town planning department on whichever clauses should be amended in the master plan.

The corporation authorities held discussions with various stakeholders ahead of publishing the final master plan. Representatives of Indian Association of Architects, Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (Credai), Builders Association of India, Merchants Association, Merchants Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Vyapari Vyavasayi Ekopana Samithi etc., attended the interactive session held at the corporation council hall on Tuesday. “Various stakeholders gave certain suggestions. They raised some questions regarding the practicality of some of the proposals,” an official with the corporation said.

It was on April 24, 2023, that the town planning department published the final draft of the master plan. Later, two months were given for the public and other stakeholders to give suggestions or complaints. The deadline for giving feedback was revised as demanded by some stakeholders. “Once the corporation authorities give us instructions on the necessary amendments, we will give the final shape to the master plan,” a senior official with the town planning department said.

The draft master plan envisages changes in the land use pattern of the city, widening of roads, etc. Many of the city roads will have to widened once the proposals in the master plan are implemented. Many of the stakeholders who attended the meeting raised doubts on the practicality of widening some roads.

As per the proposals in the master plan, the first zone is Fort Kochi and Mattancherry areas and residential use of land in the area and population there should be brought down.

Zone II is the area along the Metro corridor which can be designated for transit-oriented development while zone III can be an outer city area which could be used for development.

Focus can be given to vertical development and providing more green cover. Those areas in the city which are under the influence of canals, tides, inundations, wetlands, marshlands and waterbodies can be included in zone IV.

  • Published On Oct 9, 2023 at 03:00 PM IST

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