Public Semi Public use covers facilities relating to education and health, religious buildings and related facilities like dharamshalas, other socio-cultural facilities like police station, post offices etc., government offices and public areas like Rajwada and Chhatris. These areas cover around 37.8 ha, which is 14% of the total area. Educational facilities are abundant in the ABD area with many schools and colleges occupying big plots of land, especially in the southern part. These areas are generally surrounded by residential and mixed use. Distribution of PSP in the ABD area is shown in the map below.
It was year 1918 when then Holkar ruler realized that the precinct is growing haphazardly around the palace and invited Sir Patrick Geddes who prepared multiple development plans and development schemes for the city. It was after his initiation that the precinct got well linked by means of Price Yeshwant road, Mahatma Gandhi road and Jawahar Marg with the precinct and also connected the old city with the new Indore.