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  • 2-day Urban planning conclave in Haryana
  • State SC Sanjeev Kaushal inaugurates
  • CS stresses on need for change in style

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Need paradigm shift in Haryana's approach to urban development: Chief Secretary

Kaushal emphasized the efficient utilization of existing resources, advocating for prioritizing brownfield development over greenfield projects.
 

Need paradigm shift in Haryana's approach to urban development: Chief Secretary

Haryana Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal on Monday emphasized the need for a paradigm shift in the state's approach to urban development.

He identified several key areas requiring immediate attention and urged the stakeholders to embrace innovative solutions and adapt to changing dynamics.

Kaushal was addressing the urban planners after inaugurating the Haryana conclave on urban planning, organised by the department of town and country planning, according to an official release.

Stressing the importance of utilising existing resources efficiently, the chief secretary advocated for prioritising brownfield development over greenfield projects.

"We must focus on redeveloping underutilized land within cities, promoting transit-oriented development and ensuring sustainable infrastructure upgrades," Kaushal said.

Acknowledging the challenges of traffic congestion and pollution, the chief secretary called for a comprehensive review of urban transportation systems.

"We need to explore innovative solutions like smart traffic management, integrated public transport networks, and promoting cycling and walking," Kaushal said.

"Our focus should be on creating vibrant, pedestrian-friendly spaces that prioritise people over cars," he added.

Moving beyond conventional approaches, the chief secretary urged the


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