Presented in NOSPLAN - 2014 (Smavesh)
“City for All- Proposals and the experiences towards the right to the city”.
But the increasing variety of the urban–rural relationships in the peri- urban areas challenges the policy makers to deal with the complexity of providing access to these areas.
The city Amritsar engulfs the tourist influx worldwide into its magnetic field due to its religious and the historical importance. The proposals in the master plan include the heritage walk, industrial, educational hub etc. Therefore “Master Plan Amritsar - 2031” focusing on the theme accessibility in the peri-urban areas is activity oriented approach at the macro level of the areas in the urbanisable limit of the city Amritsar. The population of the peri urban area is 4.18 lakhs and covering the area of 51426 hectares. The proposed land use in the planning area is residential 43%, circulation 15%, commercial 5%, public-semi public 11%, industrial 11% and recreational 15%. The study has the approach covering accessibility from the major proposed nodes and along the roads in the planning area and the MC limits.
In the lieu of the above the accessibility is analyzed by taking the distance of the radius 5km, 10km and 15km from the center as per the guidelines of the G.O.I and further supported by the demarcation of the four zones along the within the major roads. The accessibility along the roads is identified taking into account the travel characteristic that is the real journey time taken by the commuters.The accessibility to the peri –urban areas is also related with the different aspects then taking account of the commercial centers the shopping areas are sufficient, college need to be proposed to fulfill the requirement, in the terms of the transportation the peri- urban is linked through the outer ring roads; due to the proposal of the sports complex the recreational facilities are also well accessed; but on the darker side the health facilities are least accessible to the peri-urban areas.
So analyzing the access to peri- urban area and concluding as a whole the proposals are located taking the parameters such as directional growth of the city, location of the major roads such as NH, existing activity nodes. Therefore the proposed commercial centers are located in Manawala, Verka and Bal Kalan; recreational centers along the ring road and the NH; educational facilities i.e. two colleges along the Batala road and the Ajnala road; hospitals along the NH and ring road.