CMDA conducts survey campaign at beaches | Chennai News


CHENNAI: Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) officials conducted a vision survey campaign at Marina and Besant Nagar beaches on Monday to encourage participation of residents in the transformation of Chennai into a modern, progressive, inclusive and global city.
The CMDA is preparing the Vision Document for Third Master Plan (2026-2046) for Chennai Metropolitan Area covering 1189 sq km.
The document will be used to plan a sustainable environment, a vibrant economy and an inclusive holistic development for the Chennai metropolitan area.
The first comprehensive plan of Chennai metropolis was prepared in 1976 and the second comprehensive plan was prepared in 2008 and various projects are being implemented based on it.
Earlier, the schemes were planned only at the officer level, now the CMDA has initiated an effort to get opinions directly from the public at places such as Marina beach, bus stands, railway stations, cinema halls, shopping malls, educational and college institutions and through its website.
On Monday, the CMDA officials and interns conducted the CMA vision survey campaign on the beaches.
The visitors were given a set of questions to answer as part of the exercise.
The questions were divided into different categories – type of housing, quality of life, recreation, environment, economy and investment attractiveness and image of the future city they perceive.
“Our government is particular about including the views of citizens while creating the future Chennai. This is the reason why we have embarked upon this exercise. I would request everyone to participate in it,” said CMDA minister P K Sekar Babu.
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