MeraNews Network, Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government on Saturday approved 11 town planning (TP) schemes, including 8 in Ahmedabad and 1 in the state capital Gandhinagar. It also lifted the compulsion on farmers of 57 talukas falling under the ‘dark zone’ from the use of drip or sprinkler irrigation system in order to get electricity connection for farming.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, who handles the urban development and planning portfolio, approved 11 TP schemes for organized and accelerated growth of cities. These schemes include 10/B(Kaneti), 419(Aslali), 415(Kathwada), 517(Kanbha-Kunjad), 91(Sanathal-Telav), 8(Dhanaj-Palsana-Saij), 10(Borisana-Kalol-Ola-Pratappura), 401/A(Bakrol-Badranad-Kamod), preliminary TP scheme 84/B(Makarba) for Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA), Rajkot’s final TP scheme 17(Munjka) and Gandhinagar Urban Development Authority’s (GUDA) TP Scheme 8(Sargasan).

The Gujarat government has in the past 9 months announced more than 28 draft TP schemes for Ahmedabad, which means more than 3000 hectares or are will be developed. 60 kilometers of road will be laid in the scheme. Under these schemes, the AUDA has allotted 180 hectares to build roads and 195 hectares to build parks, social infrastructure facilities, and housing and business infrastructure.