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Master plan draft by mid-July

Residents can expect the release of the much-awaited master plan for the city by mid-July.

Samrat Chaudhary, the minister of state for urban development and housing department, on Monday announced that the draft master plan for Patna would be put in public domain by July 15.

The proposed plan also seemed to have made an effort for resolving the long-pending issue of a hassle-free site for development of a new airport for the capital. The city would now get its new airport near Bihta-Sarmera Road.

Samrat said according to the draft of the master plan, the proposed Patna Metropolitan Region would incorporate Bihta, Danapur, Khagaul, Daniyawan, Dhanrua, Khusraupur, Maner, Masaurhi, Naubatpur, Patna rural, Punpun and Sampatchak blocks.

Against the existing city area in the capital spread over around 250sqkm, the proposed master plan envisages the Patna Metropolitan region to be spread over total area of around 1,144sqkm.

Over 50 per cent of the total increased area will be dedicated to the development of residential infrastructure while rest will include commercial buildings, buildings for manufacturing sector, public and semi-public buildings, open space and for recreational purposes, and for transport and communication purposes, said Samrat.

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