The city will soon have a Vision Document detailing what are the improvements it wants to bring about to make it a better place to live in.
The Vision Document will be distinct from the City Development Plan being prepared from time to time.
The first CDP was prepared in 2005 coinciding with the launch of the Centrally-sponsored Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). The second CDP was prepared by CEPT University of Ahmedabad and estimated the cost of schemes to be taken up at over Rs.6,000 crore. With the Union government appointing CRISIL to prepare a CDP, the task of including Bheemunipatnam and Anakapalle that have been merged with GVMC is assigned to it.
But the government sees CDP as a document prepared for the specific purpose of allocation of funds under JNNURM, a time-bound programme.
“Now it wants each of the mission cities to prepare a vision document irrespective of the time it takes for implementation,” Municipal Commissioner M.V. Satyanarayana told The Hindu.
It may deal with novel methods of solid waste management or doing away with traffic bottlenecks or beautification etc.
The work done by other States and cities was presented at a recent meeting of the Urban Development Ministry in New Delhi. Tamil Nadu has acquired vehicles for solid waste management at primary and secondary level utilising the funds given under JNNURM. Goa has pioneered a ‘dustbin-free’ city plan asking even tourists not to litter roads. Thus each city may come up with ways of dealing with problems specific to it.
GVMC will take up the task of preparing the Vision Document in a fortnight, Mr. Satyanarayana said.