Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA) has decided to bring 10 villages under its master plan 2025. The project is focused at earmarking land use categories in different areas of Dehradun and Mussoorie. The blueprint of 10 villages has been approved by MDDA, it will be finalized after opinions of public.
2 municipal areas- Mussoorie and Dehradun, 185 villages are under the MDDA. For Dehradun and 165 villages master plans have been prepared. Officials at the local decision –making agency said in his statement that additional 10 villages is also under process.
Some of the villages which are in the draft plan are Vidholi, Kishanpur and Doodhi. Inspection will be done for few other rural areas such as Kali Ghat, Bekrana and Rikholi
Some category of local residents feel that MDDA failed to work on master plan so far. A socio-activist of city said,” I do not think the master plan is ever put to use, new areas which are added will not benefit the locals. The aim behind the formation of villages is only to maximize price of property in the suburb of the city.”