Town and country planning office, Bhopal, has been preparing the master plans for
Indore. The role of IDA is to implement the master plan. The present master plan
is proposed for the year 2011. There are proposals related to development of residential
schemes, new links in the present transportation network etc. The master plan gives
only the proposal; IDA works out the methodology of its implementation.
For example, there are proposals related to residential development in the fringes.
The plans for these fringe areas are being prepared by architects of IDA.
A number of alternatives are available, and then the first job is to choose the
correct alternative, second is look at the practicality of the projects. If a housing
scheme is prepared, the very first point is that who will accommodate in that site.
Secondly what commercial activities might be developed there. The provision for
the physical connection of the scheme with the city, i.e. transportation facilities
is taken into the account. Provision of water supply, sewage lines and electricity,
plan for all is worked out in IDA.
The symbol of urbanization, which is directly perceived by common people, is "the
development of land in an organized manner". The common people do the investment
in this activity. IDA provides a platform for people to participate in the development.
IDA sells the plots in the scheme. IDA provides the land at reasonable prices. And
it is generally safe measure to invest in the land in an authorized colony. These
colonies are well planned, and well furnished with all the facilities and utilities.
The function of IDA is to control and regulate the development. If the private developers
make plans for any institutional, residential or any other area, then they are required
to be approved by IDA. If the plan does not meet the requirement of existing proposal
of the master plan then it is not given the approval. In case if the matter is not
solved by the IDA then it goes to the TCPO.