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FUTURE GROWTH OF PATNA: - The Western Frontier    (01/04/2013)


Patna being surrounded by three rivers has a constraint of growth on the northern side due to river Ganga, on southern side its Punpun River and eastern side is walled by Sone River. Due to surrounding rivers the topography of Patna is like a saucer. The drainage system therefore becomes a major challenge for the real estate development of Patna; at present pumping out water seems to be the only solution. Secondly, Patna is prone to flooding too.

 

The natural growth of Patna’s urbanization is towards the West. The older part of the Patna remains in the East. The eastern core area of Patna faces the problem of overcrowding which leads to enormous pressure on physical infrastructure and traffic congestion. The newer housing development areas in Patna lie in central and western parts. It compromises of both plotted developments and apartment houses. The apartments in the newly developed area are again straining on the existing infrastructure, as the up gradation of the physical infrastructure has not been done in proportion to the increase in population being accommodated in the apartments. This has lead to problems of water supply, sewerage, drainage, solid waste management, parking etc.

 

 

In the southern part of  Patnacity there are low-lying areas lined along the bypass road, which again cause a constraint to the development of the area. These areas are being presently used for dumping of solid waste. In fact, almost the entire stretch of the bypass road is being used for dumping of city waste. 

 

 

As the city spreads in an organic manner, villages are engulfed, good farming land is sacrificed, open spaces disappear, and costly mains providing public utilities have to be enlarged and duplicated. A possible solution to this problem is to limit the spread of the city, as a homogenous mass, and to guide further growth into separated suburbs, divided from the main city by green wedges. Where land is suitable for farming it can be Zoned as ‘Rural’.

 

The following options we think needs to be followed for the future growth of Patna:

 

A)  Renewal of the Core City Area

 

B)  Redensification of the intermediate city towards the west and south-west

 

C)  Development of new/expanded centers to decongest rapid growth within

   the Current urban area

 

D) Encourage industrial growth and the distributive trade at Hazipur and Sonepur;

 

E) Have transport nagars and the wholesale trade on the fringe of the Patna urban area ;

 

F) Encourage river transport for both-tourism and movement of goods and

people;

 

G) Exploit the advantage of an expanded airport for the location of special economic zones and quality facilities in terms of health, education, recreation

and tourism as major  generators of economic momentum along with small scale industries as spread across the Patna Urban Area.



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