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Executive Summary Chennai CDP Review

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Introduction

The purpose of the Chennai City Development Plan 2009 (CDP) is to update the 2006 CDP that was prepared as part of the Government of India’s Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) funding application process. The revised CDP 2009 will guide development of the Chennai Metropolitan Area through to the year 2026. The need for a revised CDP was identified for a number of reasons as discussed in the main report. The City of Chennai subsequently sought and received assistance from the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) City Development Initiative for Asia Program (CDIA) to undertake the work. Chennai is the first city to undergo the CDP Review exercise and, as such, presents a model for replication in other Indian cities and elsewhere in the CDIA programme.

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