Task 1 Defining Scope of the CMP

As a preparatory task, the scope of the CMP should be clearly defined. Specifically, the document should indicate:

  • Planning Area; and
  • Target Year or Planning Horizons (long, medium and short term).

Planning Area

The target area should be clearly described at the beginning of the CMP. The planning area of a CMP should cover the “Agglomerated Area,” rather than the area within the municipal boundary. The planning area for CMP can be adopted from the Master Plan.

A CMP must be prepared not only catering for city transportation needs, but also to the need for connectivity with satellite towns and Special Economic Zones (SEZs). Since the future limits of the city will be influenced by the development of transport corridors, CMPs must take into consideration the entire planning area in relation to major activity areas outside the planning area. If implemented in isolation, it will be difficult to optimize mobility patterns as addressed in the vision and goals statements.

Planning Horizon

The CMP planning horizon is to be 20 years from the base year. In addition, 5 years and 10 years should be defined as the short-term and medium-term target years, respectively. Since the social and economic situation in Indian cities is rapidly changing, a CMP should be updated at least every five years.

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