Lucknow’s peripheral areas set to get a new development authority
LUCKNOW: For all those heading towards the city outskirts to buy houses, here is good news – a new development authority, Lucknow Regional Development Authority, is in the offing on the patterns of National Capital Region (NCR) around Delhi.
The decision is to encourage planned construction and provide better infrastructure in the area which has been struggling with encroachment, poor facilities, underdevelopment and faulty construction. A highly placed source told TOI that at the recent LDA board meeting, the chairman had mentioned that surrounding areas of city are getting densely populated and needed planned development.
Because there is no authority to supervise constructions, builders are flouting norms and offering unapproved projects to people at lesser rates. “Unknowingly people buy flats and later face civic problems because of faulty planning. There should be a check on these projects, hence a new development authority is being created for regional development around the city,” he said. Besides people from neighbouring Sitapur, Barabanki and Sultanpur, even residents of the city now are preferring to live on the outskirts because of lesser traffic and greenery.
LDA is soon to come up with new ‘Master Plan 2031’ for city. A major agenda is to include 197 villages on the outskirts under its jurisdiction for guided development in the area. The official said, “We have already notified villages under LDA’s jurisdiction under section 3 of Urban Planning and Development Act 1973. Its inclusion in Master Plan is needs to implement planned development.”
To bring about such planned development, Housing department had earlier sent a proposal to create ‘Barabanki Development Authority’ to supervise construction in areas beyond Chinhat and Matiyari on Faizabad Road but it the plan never saw light of day. LDA already has enough area to deal with and yet has not been able to clear encroachment from city.
Sources : ET realty