City Development Plan
A hi-tech city together with continuing cultural and religious traditions by laying an good focus on religious tourism. The traditional education of the city shall be given maximum thrust for it to come a knowledge hub.
The 1st generation CDP for Prayagraj was prepared in 2006 by the Prayagraj Municipal Corporation (AMC). The revision of CDP for the Prayagraj city has been prepared (2015) in keeping with the objectives of the CBUD project to address the major constraints of urban development and specifically focus on the capacity building requirements for successful urban management and poverty reduction across the selected ULBs in India.
Prayagraj city is one of the largest commercial centers in Uttar Pradesh; it also has the second-highest per capita income and the third-greatest GDP in the state. Prayagraj is basically an administrative and educational city. The High Court of Uttar Pradesh, Auditor General of Uttar Pradesh, Principal Controller of Defense Accounts (Pension) (PCDA), Uttar Pradesh Madhymik Shiksha Prishad (UP Board) office, Police Headquarters, Allahabad University, Moti Lal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Medical and Agriculture College, Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), ITI Naini and IIFCO Phulpur are situated in the city.
Prayagraj is well-connected with other parts of the country by rail, road and Airport network. Varanasi is at a distance of 116 km and Kanpur is at a distance of 187 km from Prayagraj. Both the cities are connected with Prayagraj via NH-2. Overall, the city‟s connectivity and historic significance played a major role in making it an important city in the region.
The main industries of Prayagraj are tourism, fishing and agriculture. There are secondary activities and manufacturing which may be registered or unregistered. Another aspect is large number of constructions taking place in Prayagraj which again improvises the city's economy. The third All India Census for Small Scale Industries shows that there are more than 10,000 unregistered small-scale industry units in the city. An Integrated Industrial Township is also proposed in 1200 acres of area in Prayagraj under Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India.
The commercial structure of Prayagraj has its CBD incorporated in the oldest section of the city, Meerganj, supporting nearly 70% of the total business of the city. Among the activities being practiced are – utensil market, cloth market, cycle market, gur mandi, spice market, general merchandise, oil and ghee mandi, stationery stores, grain market, timber/ furniture mandi, fruit and vegetable market.
The sectors such as water supply, sewerage and sanitation, solid water management, storm water drainage, traffic and transportation, urban poverty and slum improvement, local economic development, urban environment, social infrastructure, and tourism and heritage management are covered under the development goals to realize the vision. The development goals have been framed on the basis of priority areas, to achieve the Vision for the city and to meet the desired sector specific service level benchmarks and indicators. Thus the sector specific development goals have been substantiated with detailed action plan.
The project identification has been carried out on the basis of demand-gap analysis. Further, the sector strategies and action plans have been finalized based on discussions with relevant stakeholders. The goals and service outcomes are envisaged to be implemented by 2021 as an immediate priority. The projects identified involve rehabilitation of existing infrastructure systems and augmentation of the capacity to meet the demands of future population.
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City Development Plan Allahabad-2041