“DELAY IN FORMULATION OF TOWN
Shri. Chetan R Patel
P.G. URBAN PLANNING
CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT,
M.TECH. (PLANNING), SEMESTER-3
Town Planning Acts
Town Planning Schemes
Causes of Delay
This presentation is an attempt to give a brief view
about Town planning Schemes and will address
the loopholes in practices of preparing TP
It include few suggestion that can be introduce in to
speed up the process of preparing TPS.
In Gujarat State out of 800 TP, 350 TPS are
pending before to state government for final
In Surat, only out of 128 TP Schemes 60 TPS is in
Draft Preliminary State and 28 are in Sanction
The prime issue is the delay in the process of
Formulation of Town Planning Schemes and its
sanction from State Government.
HISTORY OF TOWN PLANNING ACT
TPS is well coordinated & powerful tool for Planning
Town Planning Acts:
Bombay Town Planning Act, 1915 & 1954
MRTP Act 1966
Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act,
GUJARAT TOWN PLANNING AND URBAN
Enacted in 1976
GTPUDA –mandates the creation of Area
Urban Planning in Gujarat is 2 Step Process.
Town Planning Schemes
TOWN PLANNING SCHEME
It based on Land Pooling Techniques and Redistribution.
TPS is conceptualize as joint venture between the
local Authorities and owner of land.
Area- 100-120 Ha
Time Frame- 50 -60 months
REASON OF SUCCESS
Manageable scheme size
Land owner satisfaction
Early provision of infrastructure
CAUSES OF DELAY
3 stage process
49 months for sanctioning of TPs
No force on the State Government to sanction TP in
definite time period.
Cadastre Data are not updated at regular basis.
It takes more than 6 month to collect data.
Need Certification from Revenue Department
USING ARCHAIC MAPS
Archaic Maps are so old and not updated.
Distortion of data to match with Revenue Data, in order
to get certified.
It does not match with current Scenario of land.
MANNER OF REVIEWS OF TPS IS
Too Much Centralized Process.
State government review both procedural and planning
State Govt. is reviewing TPS in two stages, each in
Preliminary Stage and at Final Stage.
INADEQUATE PLANNING CAPACITY OF
Lack of Technical capacity of local government.
Less Staff in Town Planning Department.
1 TPO is handling more than 10 TP scheme
3 Stage of Preparing TP Scheme is Unnecessary
Main delay occurs between preliminary and Final Town
A thought to Review Process, should remain with local
authorities, but it will be hard to maintain the system
Lack of Staff
Private sector capacities have not significantly developed.
Quick implementation will lead to faster growth.
Enforcement on State Govt.
Limiting the role of the State Government.
Streamlining the land records at State level
Utilizing Private Sector Capacities
TPS has tremendous potential
Quick Implementation is need of Time.
Modification of Town Planning Act and Policy.
Enhancing & Utilizing Private Sector Capacities .
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Department Of Town Planning Of Gujarat, “Gujarat Town Planning And Urban Development Act, 1976”, Last
Embedded In 2000.
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Maharashtra Regional And Town Planning Act, 1966, Urban Development Plans Formulation And
Implementation Guide, Ministry Of Urban Affairs & Employment , Government Of India August1996.
Shirley Ballaney (2008), “The Town Planning Mechanism In Gujarat, India”, World Bank Institute. Washington,
Shirley Ballaney (2010),“Land Pooling and Reconstitution: A Self-Financing Mechanism for Urban Development.
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