Town Planner

Urban Planner

Regional Planner

Minimum Graduate degree in Civil Engineering/Planning/Architecture or passed Associateship examination of Institute of Town Planners of India recognized by University Grants Commission

Will be updated

The tasks a Town Planner is expected to perform include:

Designing layout and co-ordinating development of towns, cities and colonies

Collecting data from State Governments, Municipal Corporation and other sources, regarding climate, soil condition, rivers, transport and public health facilities, public utility services, age and condition of buildings, density of population, wind direction, etc.

Analyzing this data and consulting specialists as necessary such as engineer, industrialist, geologist, sociologist, geographer, statistician, etc. for expert opinion

Preparing detailed drawings of area and obtaining approval of sponsoring authority

Submitting copies of plan to corporation or state authorities for their concurrence

Passing on approved plan to architect for designing and preparing estimates

Proficiency in conducting town planning survey of specified area for designing layout

Knowledge of designing layout and development of towns, cities, etc. taking into consideration various aspects such as financial resources, location of residential areas, industries, schools, parks, etc.

Proficiency in analyzing the data

Well-versed with preparing road pattern and filling details indicating locations of open spaces, parks, school, hospital and other buildings, etc.

Knowledge of preparing detailed drawings of area

Knowledge of urban law and other laws pertaining to that area


Knowledge of designing and preparing estimates, etc.

Effective communication skills

Problem-solving attitude

Good statistical skills

Ability to work independently

Good mathematical skills

Team player

Good listening skills

Analytical thinking

It is a field job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 9/11 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to dust, risk of accidents, working in extreme conditions, etc.

Occupational hazards include risk of developing respiratory disorders, headache, fatigue, etc.

For freshers - INR 39,000 to INR 42,000 per month

For candidates with 2-5 years of experience or more - INR 60,000 to INR 65,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current and Future Growth of Construction Sector in India

In 2012-13, the market value of the construction industry was estimated at 7,674 billion. The sector grew at a CAGR of 9.42% between 2003-04 and 2012-13. The sector has multiple linkages with other sectors and has a strong multiplier effect on the economy. Indirectly, the sector generates 5 times higher value for the other sectors.

It is highly unorganized and employs most labourers, second only to the agriculture sector.

Construction sector is the 2nd largest employer in the country. The sector is also the largest contributor to central exchequer. The market value of construction sector in India is projected to expand up to 11,954 billion by 2017. In the recent years increasing infrastructure spending by the government has made this sector highly attractive among foreign investors. Sector witnessed cumulative foreign direct investments to the tune of 40,399 million from 2000 till 2013 of which 91% was in real estate development.

Labour in construction sector is highly migratory and largely unskilled. The sector creates more than 45 million jobs either directly or indirectly among various classes of individuals in the country which is primarily driven by increase in demand for residential real estate and rising infrastructure expenditure. The sector currently employs over 45 million employees and is slated to employ more than 76 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of around 31 million jobs in the 9 year period. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Town Planner.

Region Development Authority of India

Construction companies across India

Towns and cities across India