... Located on the bank of the river, this area included the Azam Khan Palace and the Bhadrakali Temple. Opposite this place was the central open area and on the axis leading to the east are the three gates, ... In between the Palace and the gates was the Great Maidan. This Maidan was gradually encroached upon by shopping activities and bazaar and in due course housing were also added.
In our proposal we are aspiring to bring the old grandeur of this Maidan which in the early days inspired most of the community activities, recreations and pastimes. We are also aspiring to revive the original grandeur around the palace. For this it was necessary that we study the traffic pattern, the occupations of the inhabitants of the area and their activities. We have since proposed a new scheme with due considerations to the present activities and the revival of the past functions of this area.
In our plan we have proposed relocation of these activities at different places within the same area giving the municipality or the developing authority more are for use and revenue and also to provide the city with a breathing space it so badly needed.