Itanagar, Sept. 26, 2013: Arunachal Pradesh government has approved in principle the revised city development plan for the State Capital for its planned growth and accelerated development.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki approved the plan after a threadbare discussion on a blueprint presented by Intercontinental Consultants & Technocrats Private Ltd, a consultancy agency, under the Department of Urban Development & Housing during a meeting here yesterday, sources informed today.
The revised city development plan is based on the original plan for Itanagar conceptualized earlier with objectives of planned growth and accelerated development of the capital complex.
The sectors to be covered includes socio–economic development, traffic and transportation, water supply, sewerage and sanitation, storm water drainage, solid waste management, slum and urban poor, environment, heritage and tourism, urban reforms, power, telecommunication, social infrastructure and urban finance, sources said.
The Chief Minister appreciated the department and the consultancy agency for the extensive research and survey that took almost a year and in–principle approved the Plan, which would be forwarded to the Centre for approval and sanction under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM).
Tuki suggested the UD department and the Consultancy Agency to consider and incorporate the issues raised in the final blueprint of the proposal that would be placed before the Central government for consideration.
Tuki asserted that departmental issues should not cause delay in submission of the proposal and gave 15 days to sort out all issues so that the final proposal is ready for submission. In another meeting, the Chief Minister was apprised of the proposal for construction of outdoor stadiums at Chimpu, Yupia, Pasighat, Ziro, Aalo, Daporijo and Tezu.
According to a consultant, the stadium at Yupia would be of international standard with a seating capacity of 15,000 spectators and include a standard football field and eight tracks for athletics.
It would have all amenities like toilets, dormitories, dining area, recreational hall, media room, conference hall and parking space for at least 450 cars, sources added. (Source: The Sentinel)