Assam Government Approves Draft LAP and TPS for Guwahati’s Urban Transformation

Assam Government Approves Draft LAP and TPS for Guwahati’s Urban Transformation

Fri, December 22, 2023 Recognition

The Government of Assam, India, has approved the Draft Guwahati Central Area Local Area Plan (LAP) and Draft Town Planning Scheme (TPS), marking a significant step towards the city’s urban transformation. The proposed LAP and TPS are now open for public review, inviting objections and suggestions from the community.

The LAP aims to enhance infrastructure, open spaces, and connectivity in Guwahati while optimising urban land use through redevelopment. The TPS, on the other hand, focuses on the peri-urban expansion of Guwahati city. These initiatives are expected to create a more efficient and vibrant urban landscape in Guwahati.

The Assam cabinet’s approval of the LAP signifies a commitment to redeveloping and upgrading Guwahati’s infrastructure. Key features of the proposed LAP include better amenities, upgraded public spaces, and improved connectivity, all aimed at raising the overall living standards in the Guwahati Metropolitan Area.

The Center for Urban Planning and Policy (CUPP) has played a crucial role in preparing these plans for the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA). CUPP is providing technical assistance for preparing LAP and TPS in Rajasthan and advisory services in Manipur and Sikkim.

This inclusive approach ensures that the community has a say in the city’s future development, making the process democratic and participatory. The proposed plans promise a brighter future for Guwahati, with improved living standards and a sustainable urban environment.

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