Development Authorities

Major Functions

Following are the functions performed by the authories:

  • Initiate and maintain a continuous process of comprehensive development planning for the area with the objective of preparing a Metropolitan Development Plan
  • Periodically update such Metropolitan Development Plan and coordinate its implementation by the Authority and other Government Agencies within the area
  • Develop, operate and maintain water supply, sewerage and drainage systems within the service area of the Water and Sanitation Agency to be established under section of the act
  • Prepare annual development programme for the area, ensure compliance of the Annual Development Programme with priorities established in the Metropolitan Development Plan after its preparation, and evaluate performance under the Annual Development Programme at the end of each year
  • Establish, maintain and periodically revise as necessary, planning, controls and building regulations for the area to:-
  • Provide appropriate urban design and protect public safety;
  • Ensure compliance with the Metropolitan Development Plan after its preparation; and
  • Take all steps and measures necessary for the implementation and enforcement of the provisions of clause (i) to (v) above.