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VISAKHAPATNAM: The Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA) has received objections and suggestions from 10,301 people on its draft master plan-2041 and draft perspective plan-2051.

The deadline for receiving the objections on these plans ended on August 7.

The majority of the objections are related to the master plan roads proposed in the newly emerging urban centres like Bhogapuram and surrounding mandals and the suburbs on the north side of Vizag. According to VMRDA officials, the urban development authority has constituted 13 teams for field-level verification of these objections.

Earlier, the state government constituted an expert committee to review and make suggestions on objections/suggestions received on these plans. Additional director of the directorate of town and country planning will act as the convener and member of the committee. Four other officials have been included in the committee as the members.

According to VMRDA officials, its urban planning wing shall first examine all objections/suggestions and prepare their remarks to place the same before the expert committee. For the same, the field-level teams would conduct inspections based on the objections received from the public.

The chief urban planner, VMRDA, will assist the expert committee and provide information/maps in soft or hard copy as requested by the members. The VMRDA will also provide technical and secretarial assistance to the committee as required.

The VMRDA recently completed the preparation of its draft master plan-2041 and draft perspective plan-2051. The VMRDA received objections and suggestions from the public for two months after putting the plans in the public domain.

The master plan outlines a development vision of the VMRDA and its planning framework for the future.

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