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To develop and plan urban infrastructure in the city of Vadodara, the Vadodara Urban Development Authority, also known as VUDA, was established in February 1978, under the Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act, 1976. At present, the VUDA governs the municipal area of Vadodara and 98 adjoining villages. The Authority is responsible for development of residential and commercial spaces in the city.
Jurisdiction of VUDA
The VUDA covers over 714 sq kms area of the Vadodara Municipal Corporation, Padra and Waghodia Talukas. The total population of the VUDA, as per the 2001 census, is around 16 lakhs.
Functions of VUDA
The main function of the VUDA is to prepare a development plan for a horizon of 20 years for Vadodara city. The development plan is applicable on areas under the VMC and municipalities, village panchayats along the periphery of the city. The Authority also plans town planning schemes for the area within the VMC’s jurisdiction. The TP schemes within the VMC area are prepared by the corporation and submitted to the Gujarat state government, through the VUDA.
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VUDA Draft Development Plan 2031
The VUDA is authorised to revise the development plan once in 10 years, as per the Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act. The Development Plan 2031 was also revised. The much-awaited Vadodara Ring Road was revived in 2019 as a part of Development Plan 2031. It is a 65-km ring road to be built in the span of seven years. A budget of Rs 350 crores has already been sanctioned by the Authority.
The ring road will pass through:
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VUDA: Residential and commercial projects
The VUDA is also involved in the development of residential and commercial projects in Vadodara city and its nearby areas.
Vuda Avenue Complex: It was planned and constructed as a mixed-use residential complex in Subhanpura. The building has apartments, offices and retail space and was well received in the city.
Mukhyamantri Gruh Yojana: Around 312 lower-income group flats were constructed in Sevasi and Vemali under the housing scheme. The possession was given to all beneficiaries.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana: Vadodara is one of the cities in India which is almost meeting its target, to construct affordable housing options in the city, under the PMAY. So far, the VUDA has constructed 520 dwelling units for the economically weaker sections in Vemali and Sevasi. Another 448 units are being constructed for the EWS segment in Sevasi while 1,286 units are being built in Khatamba.
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VUDA contact details and helpline
Vadodara Urban Development Authority
L&T Circle, VIP Road, Karelibaug,
Phone no: 0091-265-2466710, 2466715, 2466720, Fax: 2465122.
Where is the headquarters of VUDA?
The VUDA office is at L&T Circle, VIP Road, in Vadodara’s Karelibaug area.
What is the Development Plan for Vadodara?
The first development plan was implemented in 1984. The latest plan is the Development Plan 2031.
Who is the head of VUDA?
The chairman of the VUDA is Swarup P and AB Patel is its chief executive authority.