Chandigarh: Draft Development Plan 2031 for four Haryana towns of Kurukshetra, Farukhnagar, Sohna and Rohtak was on Tuesday approved by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to ensure future development in a planned manner.

A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the State Level Committee of Town and Country Planning Department held here under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, an official release said.

The Chief Minister directed officers to identify land for developing air-strip at Kurukshetra to boost tourism at the pilgrim town, which is expected to attract more people from across the world after the Balaji temple comes up there.

Hooda also directed to earmark two sectors in these towns to be exclusively developed by Haryana Urban Development Authority. Each sector would be developed in an area of 250 to 300 acres, he added.

The Draft Development Plan of Farukhnagar in Gurgaon district has been prepared for a projected population of 1.10 lakh by the year 2031. A total area of 942.5 hectares would be developed with residential density of 250 persons per hectare. As many as 40 percent of the area would be developed as residential and about 6.83 percent as industrial sector.

In Sohna in Gurgaon district, an area of 6,110 hectares would be developed with residential density of 300 persons per hectare. The Draft Development Plan of Sohna town has been prepared for projected population of six lakh persons. Under the plan, over 28 percent area would be developed as residential and 20 percent for industrial purpose.

Draft Development Plan for Rohtak has been prepared for a projected population of 13 lakh persons by the year 2031. An area of 13364.06 acres would be developed with residential density of 250 persons per hectare by the year 2031. About 28.81 percent of total area would be developed as residential and 14.84 percent area as industrial.

(Agencies)

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