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Vision Statement and Goals

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Vision Statement & Goals

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Vision Statements and Goals

“CITIZENS OF PATNA OPINE TO CO-CREATE AND PRESERVE THEIR RICH HERITAGE THROUGH A BEHAVIORALLY TRANSFORMED AND MODERNIZED CITY THAT OFFERS IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE, GOVERNANCE, INCLUSIVITY AND SEAMLESS MOBILITY.”

Patna needs to be clean, decongested, offer quality public spaces, manage urban flooding, create a strong economic base and be socially inclusive. The key imperatives emerging from self-assessment and citizen consultation are addressed through the following strategic pillars (SP) and goals:



SP 1: Robust and Resilient Infrastructure (Aadhaarbhoot)
  • Goal 1-

    Reliable Foundation: To provide citizen oriented networked infrastructure including uninterrupted potable water supply, water metering and monitoring through SCADA.

  • Goal 2-

    Sustainable Water: To rationalize water consumption and reduce wastage and promote reuse and recycling of waste water for non-potable use.

  • Goal 3-

    Open Defecation Free City: To improve access to clean toilets for all.

  • Goal 4-

    Improved Public Health: To improve SWM through end to end solutions, expanding and strengthening sewerage network and treatment.

  • Goal 5-

    Disaster Resilient Patna: To mitigate impacts of disasters through ICT enabled monitoring and quick response.


SP 2: City Decongestion (Visankulan & Gatisheel Patna)
  • Goal 1-

    Decentralized Urban Planning: To address the key concern of traffic congestion as emerging from public consultation, promoting mixed land use to decongest the ABD area.

  • Goal 2-

    Promote Public Transport System: To enhance availability and access to multiple and affordable means of public transport.

  • Goal 3-

    - High Speed Physical Connectivity: To increase average travel speed and mobility and reduce travel time including increased carriageway and improved parking management.

  • Goal 4-

    Improved Para Transit: To improve last mile connectivity.


SP 3: Recreationally Rejuvenating and Walkable (Jan-Kshetra)
  • Goal 1-

    Doubling Open/ Green Spaces: To create organized public spaces that will improve the livability quotient and quality of life.

  • Goal 2-

    Reducing Urban Heat Island Effect: Patna aspires to optimally utilize its resources and reduce carbon footprint through various measures, viz., by restoring riparian wetland and infusing native urban forest concept, and promoting bio-diversity; and utilizing rooftop spaces for rooftop farming and solar installations.

  • Goal 3-

    Rejuvenating Heritage: Patna will capitalize on its unique heritage through value additions that increase footfalls and build on its identity.

  • Goal 4-

    Adaptive redesign/ retrofitting of government and commercial buildings: To increase the aesthetic appeal of the CBD, interventions will focus largely on redesign and retrofitting and minimal displacement.

  • Goal 5-

    Rejuvenation of Natural Water Bodies: Patna will dovetail it surface water with recreation opportunities, and create eco-friendly social spaces while simultaneously promoting local art & culture- handicrafts & cuisine.

  • Goal 6-

    Walk Friendly Streets: Patna aspires to create safe and friendly streets especially for the differently abled with the use of innovative design and technological solutions.

  • Goal 7-

    Encashing upon Organically Grown TOD: The city has unintentionally grown on the TOD concept with every locality within 10 minutes from a major arterial road. This has potential to introduce initiatives like cycle friendly smart road network and pedestrianisation.


SP 4: Strengthened Economic & Financial Base (Vaisvik)
  • Goal 1-

    Widening Tertiary Economic Base: By leveraging on its strengths like location, connectivity and “ease of starting-up business,” Patna aims at boosting service sector opportunities and create work friendly environments for the private sector.

  • Goal 2-

    Organized Institutional/ Commercials and Vending: Patna as a smart city will do away with encroachments along streets and design organized institutional/ commercial and vending spaces.

  • Goal 3-

    Financial Savings through use of Renewable Energy: Patna will develop and tap its potential for solar energy at institutional and household level and increase use of non-conventional sources of energy.

  • Goal 4-

    Saving Resources by optimizing utilization of future technologies: Patna will maximize utilization of technologies for improved service delivery, operation & management of city utilities, smart governance at doorsteps, smart means of quality education through digitalization and using the common platform of Integrated Control and Command Centre.


SP 5: Inclusive, Aware and Alert (Samagra Vikas)
  • Goal 1-

    Improved Environmental QOL: Patna will introduce a slum free ABD area through an easily replicable model built around housing for all and land leveraging. It will also focus on improving service delivery and cleaning & maintaining drains that are now in a state of disuse.

  • Goal 2-

    Social Equity: Patna will focus on school and health infrastructure, especially for girls to increase their attendance. It will also address the issue of homelessness and institutions through improved Rain Baseras and short stay homes.

  • Goal 3-

    Food for All: In the ABD Area leftover food from hotels and restaurants will be distributed to orphanages/ homes and rain baseras so that there is zero wastage and hunger is mitigated.


SP 6: Unique City Identity (Vaisvik)
  • Goal 1-

    Capital with a Difference: Patna will remain a primate city in the region in the near future and will therefore capitalize on this position.

  • Goal 2-

    Skilling Patna: Patna to provide an enabling environment for knowledge professionals & promote entrepreneurs and incubate start-ups.