After Gurugram, Faridabad would be the second district in Haryana, where a development authority would be constituted, the state’s chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said, on December 22, 2018. A bill has been prepared in this regard, which would be presented in the next session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha. An official release quoting Khattar said that the Faridabad Metropolitan Development Authority (FMDA) would be constituted, as per the Master Plan 2031.
After constitution of the FMDA, all such works which earlier used to get approved at headquarters, would now be possible at the local level, with the coordination of the municipal corporation and Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran. The FMDA will be headed by the chief minister and it will also include elected members of parliament and the legislative assembly, municipal corporation, zila parishad and government officers, he said. For better participation of citizens in urban governance, the FMDA will be guided by the residents’ advisory council.
The FMDA will include all the areas in the Master Plan, notified in March 2018. Considering the rapidly increasing traffic volumes and congestion on roads, the FMDA will prepare a mobility management plan, in coordination with the Faridabad police, municipal corporation and district administration, towards easing traffic and resolving transportation issues.