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MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR

TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

STAGE: 1

Spatial developments of the town has to be in harmony with the fragile environment of the islands. A& N Islands TCP regulations states, no development of land shall be undertaken or carried out in any development area by any person or body (including a department of government or the administration) unless permission for such development has been obtained in writing from the town planner in accordance with the provision of this regulation. WHAT IS MASTER PLAN? MP is a statutory instrument for controlling, directing and promoting the sound and rational development and / or redevelopment of an urban area with a view to achieving maximum economic, social and aesthetic benefits. WHAT DOES MASTER PLAN DO ? • Allocating the use of land for various purposes such as residential, industrial, commercial, recreational, public and semipublic, etc., • Proposing network of road and street pattern and traffic circulation system for meeting present and future requirements • Identifying areas required for preserving, conserving and development of areas of Historic, Architectural, Ecological interest and educational value.

Present problems:
MIXED LAN D USE PROBLEMS TRAFFIC CONGESTION ENCROACHMENTS ALONG THE ROAD INCOMPATIBLE LANDUSES HAPHAZARD DEVELOPMENTS
STAGE: 3 Preparation of Draft Master Plan Report Delineation of Planning Area STAGE: 2 Declaration of Planning Area

Analysis of the data collected ? Identification of Potentials and Issues ? Identifying the developmental trends

Obtaining views of the stake holders falling within the area # Data collection of the Planning Area Mapping of Existing Land Use Map ? Analysis of the Data collected ? Identification of Issues /potentials ? Proposed Land use, zoning and Developmental polices ? Phasing Plan ? Organizational Structure for Plan Implementation and Monitoring

STAGE: 4

Notification of Master Plan inviting Public Objections / Suggestions

Notified in the Print and Electronic Media for wider Publicity

Organize workshops/ Seminars to make it fully Participatory

STAGE: 5

Preparation of Final Master Plan
Approval by Master Plan by the GOVERNMENT

STAGE: 6

I mpl emen t a t io n o f Ma s t er P l a n f o r P o r t B l a ir To wn

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Master plan”

WHY A MASTER PLAN ?

Collection of Primary / Secondary data

The spatial planning exercise commence with specifying a geographical area which can sufficiently and efficiently hold its population in future period and offer them the services at a desired level. It becomes necessary in planning to look beyond the town we would like to plan and carve out an area including more settlements on the basis of the existing developments and the potential for growth. Delineation of planning area for Port Blair has been meticulously and systematically planned .

The settlements of South Andaman have been analyzed on the basis of five important dimensions namely, 1.PHYSICAL 2.DEMOGRAPHY 3.ECONOMY 4.TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION 5.SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Delineation of Planning Area”

The parameters are Slope and Built-up area. The extent of area in each settlement under “No risk zone”, where slope is between 0° -20° is derived from the DEM and the settlements are scored . Extent of Built-up area for the settlements is derived from the Satellite Imagery and scored.
Photo showing general slopy terrain of the island IKONOS Pan chromatic satelite imagery showing residences Slope Analysis using IKonos pan chromatic image

Table : Scoring Patterns of Parameters in Physical Category.

Physical - 10 points
Less than 90% 90% - 92%

0 points 1 points 2 points 3 points 4 points 5 points 0 points 1 points 2 points 3 points 4 points 5 points

1.

Slope -0°-20° ( No risk Zone)

92% - 94% 94% - 96% 96% - 98% 98% -100% Less than 0% 0%-5%

Built up areaAnalysis using IKonos pan chromatic image

2.

Built up Area

5%-10% 10%-15% 15%-20% More than 20%

LEGEND Built up area

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Delineation of Planning Area”

PHYSICAL

Population is emphasized to be the driving force in the endogenous generation of both demand and supply. On one hand it supplies the labour force and on the other, creates the consumers market, continuing the economic process. Five parameters considered and the total points obtained by the settlements for a maximum of 25 are converted as percentage (for a maximum of 100)
Table : Scoring Patterns of Parameters in Demography Category.

Map showing Population analysis of settlements POPULATION

Demography - 25 points
Map showing Density analysis of settlements

0 – 500 500 - 1000

0 points 1 points 2 points 3 points 4 points 5 points 0 points 1 points 2 points 3 points 4 points 5 points 0 points 1 points 2 points 3 points 4 points 5 points
5 Proportion of workers to total population 4 Literacy rate

1.

Population Size

1000 – 2000 2000 - 3000 3000 - 5000 Above 5000 Less than 0.00 0-20

Demography - 25 points
< 50 50 - 60 60 - 70 70 - 80 80 - 90 > 90 < 30 30 - 35 35 - 40 40 - 45 45 - 50 50 and above

0 points 1 points 2 points 3 points 4 points 5 points 0 points 1 points 2 points 3 points 4 points 5 points

Map showing Growth rate analysis of settlements

2.

Growth rate (1991-2001)

20-50 50-75 75-100 Above 100 0.00 - 2.00 2.00 - 4.00

3

Density

4.00 - 6.00 6.00 - 8.00 8.00 - 10.00 > 10.00

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Delineation of Planning Area”

DEMOGRAPHY

The economic dimension is critical in delineation, as the change in the economic characteristics brings immediate change in the settlement form, function and style. The five parameters considered in this dimension

Table : Scoring Patterns of Parameters in Economy Category.

Economy

-

25 points
<40 40 -50

0 points 1 points 2 points 3 points 4 points 5 points 0 points 1 points 2 points 3 points 4 points 5 points 0 points 1 points 2 points 3 points 4 points 5 points 0 points 5 points 0 points

1.

Percentage of Non Agricultural Workers

50 -60 60 -75 75 -90 90 -100 <0 0 - 50

2.

Growth rate of NonAgricultural Sector

50 - 100 100 -150 150 - 200 >200

<0 0-25 3 No. of Industrial Workers 25-50 50-75 75-100 >100 4 5 Fish Landing Centers Tourist Facilities
Available Not Available

Others

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Delineation of Planning Area”

ECONOMY

The Andaman group of islands, geographically isolated form the main lands needs an efficient network of roads and communication facilities to impart an element of economic cohesiveness among its far flung islands.

Transportation and Communication - 25 points munication
0.00 - 2.00 2.00 - 4.00 4.00 - 6.00 6.00 - 8.00 8.00 - 10.00 >10 0 I No - 5 No’s 5 No’s - 10 No’s

0 points 1 points 2 points 3 points 4 points 5 points 0 points 1 points 2 points 3 points 4 points 5 points 0 points
Telephone 5 Facilities(Location of Telephone Exchanges) 4 Post offices

1.

Length of roads

Transportation and Communication - 25 points munication
NA E.D.B.O E.D.P.O S.P.O. S.P.O.& E.D.B.O NA Less Frequent Frequent More Frequent

0 points 2 points 3 points 4 points 5 points 0 points 3 points 4 points 5 points

2.

No of Bus Services Per day
10 No’s - 20 No’s 20 No’s - 30 No’s >30 No’s

3

Distance from ATR

> 3.00

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Delineation of Planning Area”

TRANSPORTATION & COMMUNICATION

The settlements which possess the higher level of facilities are supposed to have the required threshold population in its own or with a catchment population from the neighboring settlements. Truly, it is an indicator of development exhibiting the status and prosperity of the settlement.

Social Infrastructural Facilities - 20 points
Primary Schools Middle Schools

2 points 3 points 4 points 5points 3 points 4points 5 points 0 points 3 points 5 points 0 points 5 points

1.

Educational Facilities

High Schools Higher Secondary Schools Sub Centers Primary Health Centers

2.

Health Services

/ Homeo Dispensaries Community Health Centers NA

3

Police Station

Police Outpost Police Station

4

Fair Price Shops

No Yes

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Delineation of Planning Area”

SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES

ForDelineating an appropriate planning area , the settlements were put in the process of iteration. At the first level, settlements scoring over the median values in all the five chosen dimensions for inclusion in the Planning Area and then in four dimensions.

TABLE : SETTLEMENTS SCORING ABOVE MEDIAN VALUE IN ALL FIVE DIMENSIONS

p
Port Blair

NAME OF THE REVENUE VILLAGES
Wimberlygunj Tusnabad Wandur Prothrapur Calicut Sippighat Pahargaon Bamboo Flat Gracharma

Physical

Demographic

Social Economic Transport and Infrastructural Communication Facilities Maximum 100 Points

90 70 40 70 80 40 80 70 90

56 36 32 80 48 32 60 64 76

48 44 80 60 48 52 40 64 64

48 56 64 68 36 44 52 76 88

30 60 55 55 65 40 75 100 70
Bindraban* Caddlegunj* Ograbraj Muslim Basti Dundas Point Chouldari Hompherygunj Maymyo Mangulatan School line Beadonabad Brichgunj Dollygunj 60 60 50 60 40 40 60 40 50 * 50 10 90 44 40 32 32 32 40 28 28 44 48 32 88 64

TABLE : SETTLEMENTS SCORING ABOVE MEDIAN VALUE IN FOUR DIMENSIONS
NAME OF THE REVENUE VILLAGES

Physical

Demographic

Economic
Maximum 100 Points

Transport and Communication

Social Infrastructural Facilities

*
* 48 44 68 64 40 40 36 48 * 52 52

44 36 44 36 32 60 40 36 60 40 48 60 20

40 40 25 25 55 25 75 50 45 35 40 60 35

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Delineation of Planning Area”

PLANNING AREA

-The basis of qualifying on all the five or any of the four dimensions considered as detailed above provides the footprints for delineation of planning area. Systematic analysis has brought out that the settlements with higher level of development status and the potential (22 settlements) as classified above, are not spatially linked up and contiguous. Any physical planning area has to be physically contiguous unless and otherwise separated by natural barriers for greater amiability and effective implementation of the plan. Further examining of settlements was made with some level of strength and scope are proposed to be included in the planning area so that the delineated planning area becomes contiguous. Two settlements Bindraban and Caddlegunj scoring more than median value on four dimensions excepting the important dimension of economy are not included as they otherwise do not offer much scope for inclusion in the planning area. Thus, there are 32 revenue villages proposed to be included in the Local Planning Area for Port Blair.

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Delineation of Planning Area”

PLANNING AREA

S.No

Name of Revenue Villages

Area in Hac 184.35 83.14 109.03 62.23 262.27 805.08 373.87 298.09 1311.83 167.26 1054.87 98.46 39.49 183.38 309.67 707.87 248.25 354.13 716.54 140.04 463.36 616.25 431.34 414.66 421.50 381.37 413.05 172.87 172.90 357.27 1997.83 585.91 1774.00 15712.16

1 Wimberlygunj 2 Stewartgunj 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Govindapuram ShorePoint Tusnabad Mittakhari Ograbraj Muslim Basti Namunaghar Dundas Point Chouldari BadmasPahar Craikabad Hompherygunj Maymyo Wandur Hasmatabad Dhanikhari Mangulatan School line Prothrapur Beadonabad Brichgunj Brookshabad Calicut Sippighat Teylerabad Dollygunj Pahargaon Bamboo Flat (Census Town) Bimblitan Gracharma Port Blair (Municpal Area) Total Area * -Planning Area not to include Forest Area

Total delineated area-15712 hac. Total no. of villages Excluding Port Blair - 32

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Delineation of Planning Area”

Vibrant Economy can be enhanced through Development of Tourism & Fishing Activities Large endowment of Untapped Resources Availability of funds to a greater extent

STRENGTH & OPPORTUNITIES
Weak state of economy & Raising unemployment Inadequate quality infrastructure Imbalance in growth & concentration of infrastructure & development Limitation in Carrying Capacity Vulnerability to Disasters

WEAKNESS & THREATS

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Concept plan”

swot analysis

The Concept Plan outlines the spatial configuration and the physical linkages required to address the issues raised by SWOT analysis.

The Master Plan propose to address these issues through the following aids, # Decentralization of Activities # Promoting a Vibrant Economy Through Development of Tourism & Fishing Activities. # Building the Requisite Social And Physical Infrastructure for the Locale & Tourists # Promoting Orderly and Safe Development through Planning Measures

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Concept plan”

concept plan

As a focal point to the island, the town Port Blair has grown intensively over the years and engages manifold functions and activities because of which the town experience a relatively high density and the development spread outside the municipal area in an unplanned and sporadic manner. UDPFI standards the Density in Developed area of Hill Town is 60 -90 pph, applying this developed area is calculated from the Land uses ,
Residential 675 Commercial 37 Industrial 13 Public and Semi Public Uses -136 Road and Transports 197 Recreation 101 Total Developed Area 1223 ha

land use through years

TREND IN URBANIZATION FROM 1961-2027
CENSUS YEAR TOTAL POPULATION A&N ANNUAL EXPONENTIAL GROWTH RATE PERCENTAGE ANNUAL EXPONENTIAL TOTAL NO OF URBAN TOTAL URBAN GROWTH RATE FOR OF TOWNS POPULATION POPULATION ** URBAN POPULATION

1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011* 2021* 2027*

63548 115133 188741 280661 356265 431869 507473 583077

7.2 5.9 4.9 4.0 2.4 1.4 0.3 -0.9

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 4.0 6.0 8.0

22.2 22.8 26.3 26.7 32.7 33.6 36.1 38.6

14075 26218 49634 74955 116407 132278 157618 182958

5.9 6.2 6.4 4.1 4.4 3.9 3.4 2.8

* PROJECTED POPULATION,

BASIC SOURCE DATA-CENSUS OF INDIA 2001,SERIES 36

Density of Dev. area (2001 pop.) – 81 pph
POPULATION

**Total urban population includes Port blair and other census towns , Projected Port Blair population at 2027 will be 163915

TREND IN URBANIZATION FROM 1961-2027

Density on (2006)– 115000/1223 -94.03pph Exp. density2027 -163915/ 1223 -135 pph. Density is much above the standards , thus the existing population density is in alarming trend and demands decentralization of activities from Port Blair

200000 150000 100000 50000 0 1961 1961 1971 1971 1981 1981 1991 1991 2001 2001 2011* 2011* 14075 26218 49634 74955 116407 132278

157618

182958

2021* 2021*

2027* 2027*

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Concept plan”

Need for decentralization ?

CENTRIPETAL FORCE OF DEVELOPMENT REDIRECTS THE RESIDENTIAL ACTIVITIES FROM THE TOWN

Bamboo Flat

Haddo

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Concept plan”

Decentralization of activities

Economy which is the backbone for development needs to be nursed judiciously. Port Blair with a mix of activities at present, needs to be relieved in administrative function and concentrate on economic activities. Port Blair will be the ‘Commercial Node’ and the existing facilities will be strengthened and required new facilities created for better trade & economic transactions.
Present scenario : -Gate way of the island -Has 18 tourist places in the city -Existing Administrative hub -Has Port facilities and is connected with all parts of the islands -High order Commercial hub of the entire Archipelago

Present problems:
MIXED LAN D USE PROBLEMS TRAFFIC CONGESTION ENCROACHMENTS ALONG THE ROAD INCOMPATIBLE LANDUSES HAPHAZARD DEVELOPMENTS EXCEEDED TOURISM CARRYING CAPACITY
DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR ENVIRONMENTLY SUSTAINABLE TOURISM A&N,UNDP

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Concept plan”

Port blair-- TOURIST and COMMERCIAL CENTRE

Existing scenario: 1. The existing airport is a Civil Enclave in Defence Airport. 2. It does not have the Status of international Airport. 3.The excising airport is surrounded by hills, which has a unidirectional run way. 4.Adverse weather conditions and consequent disruption in delay of flights. 5.Vulnerable to natural disasters. 6. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has proposed the development of 35 non-metro airports in three phases: (2006-07 to 2013-2014) Phase-II (15 airports): Agati,Aurangabad, Khajuraho, Rajkot,Vadodara, Bhopal, Indore, Nagpur,Vishakapatnam, Trichy, Bhubaneswar,Coimbatore, Patna, Port Blair, Varanasi. 7. Defence establishment has given green signal to upgrade the existing Airport to intn. airport but flight operation is allowed only during mornings for commercial aircrafts. 8. The Air passenger traffic has seen to 130% increase from Nov 2005 to Nov 2006 for Port blair. 9. Port Blair needs an international airport to boost its economy and tourism. 10.Secondary sources suggest that the availability of seats is substantially reduced due to the special quotas retained for use by government and defence personnel even on these commercial flights. 11.The existing runway NE-SW and almost parallel to N-S trending mountanious hillocks . In the central portion there is a valley like depression which creates acute drainage congestion when synchronised with heavy rainfall. 12.It is often necessary to take off with the tail wind.

Developing a new intl. Airport 1. Investments will be huge around 300-400 crs. 2.It will provide greater confidence to financiers and investors. With the on-going efforts of conducting trade pacts with neighbouring countries there would be much greater probabilityof full export potential and tourism potential being realised. 3.It will be possible to directly export live, fresh and value added marine products to countries of SE asia. This will reduce the cost of transportation.

Conceptual Scheme for the proposed Airport at Calicut

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Calicut, Brookshabad

Garacharma

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Infrastructure - Airport ”

The potential of tourism in the island is proposed to be enhanced through ‘The Great Andaman Marine Drive’ which garlands the Flat Bay and forms the major tourist linkage. The drive will allow the tourists to explore and experience the scenic natural beauty of island and also provide the required connectivity for other functions and nodes.

ABOUT THE ROAD: Length of the Road - 30 kms. Stretches from Andaman Harbour point to Dundas Point. Major Road which will provoke Tourism and employment in the Islands. Defines the function of the settlements abutting the

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Infrastructure - Roads ”

RATIONALE FOR CREATING AN ADMINSTRATIVE TOWN: The Government is the largest employer in A&N Islands with Employment in organised sector most of the offices situated in Port Blair. public sector -33,000 / private sector- 5000
*state development report- 2006.

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The creation of a Putrajaya marks a new chapter in the development history of modern Malaysia• A challenge to Malaysian professionals to embark on something new and innovative representing Malaysian values and culture The largest integrated urban development project in the history of Malaysia, combining the development of government institutions, commercial, residential, public amenities and infrastructure.

Homphrygunj and the adjoining villages will become the ‘Administrative Node’ for the future administrative functions slowly replacingthe offices in Port Blair.

To relieve the pressure on Port blair over-stretched infrastructure on its fragile Eco system. To have a well-planned administrative centre with modern facilities and technology to enhance government efficiency and productivity.

MSC KLCC CYBERJAYA

Port blair
2 5KM

To train and Built up a base for their own people to do the work of administration and development. Development strategy for A&N islands, 1994
A.ghosh

PUTRAJAYA

20KM
KLIA

There is acute shortage of residential accommodation for Government servants in these Islands as only about 7340 houses are available against about 26550 employees, thereby providing a satisfaction level of just about 27%. A large number of existing Government houses are in dilapidated condition which need extensive repairs / renovation in order to make them habitable.
State Development Report for A & N Islands for next 25 years – Development Plan of Andaman Public Works department

Homprygunj

Administrative town

Proposed Administrative Node

Proposed Airport

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Administrative town”

Location of the beautiful beaches Rich Coral Reefs Nearness to Coral Rich Islands – Jolly bouy Islands, Red skin Islands etc National Marine Sanctuary The settlement, Wandoor, a node for nearby tourist place and itself a place of high tourist potential, allowing the village to get developed into a Eco – Tourist village
WANDOOR
Coral Rich Islands

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Tourism”

PLANNING AREA ECO –TOURIST VILLAGE

WATER SPORTS COMPLEX

The proposed fresh water lake in Flat Bay, defines the function of these villages garlanding it.

CHOULDHARI, CRAIKABAD AND BADMAS PAHAR

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Tourism”

PLANNING AREA

• Rich Bio – Reserve • High Ecological Value • Eminent Flora and Fauna Population
Dhanikhari Dam

• Government Agriculture Research Farm
Ecologically Sensitive Area

at Sippighat • Dhanikhari Dam, Its catchments area

Makes these villages to get developed into places of Bio – Reserve with high tourist interest

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Tourism”

PLANNING AREA

Keeping in view, the fragile ecology & limited carrying capacity of the island the planning concept to promote economy will be to promote high value tourism without affecting the ecology by utilizing the resources to the optimum.
HOMPHYGUNJ - administrative node

Homphrygunj and the adjoining villages will become the ‘Administrative Node’ for the future administrative functions as Port Blair is becoming unsustainable.
GRACHARMA,TUSNABAD and BAMBOO FLAT- residential node

‘Residential Nodes’ will be created with Gracharma, Tusnabad and Bamboo Flat as Central Villages where adequate service facilities will be provided to offer the best ‘quality of life’ to the island residents.

CALICUT - transit node

The terminal and the accommodation facilities need to be much improved to offer quality services for the tourists who could bring high economic value to the island, which requires exclusive spatial planning for the related activities. Calicut will be the ‘Transit Node’.
CHOULDHARI, MITTAGHARI - Service Centre.

Villages with potential for development as service centres near each residential cluster . To enable balanced development in the planning area

MASTER PLAN FOR PORT BLAIR
TOWN PLANNING UNIT ,ANDAMAN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, PORT BLAIR.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI,INDIA

CONSULTANTS

“Concept plan”

WANDOOR ,SIPPIGHAT,DHANIKHARI, Tourist node

Decentralization of activities