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Odisha initiates plans for a Capital Area Development Region

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The above is a good idea.


  • A plan over a larger area will avoid congestion and slums that are typical of densly packed areas.
  • Another big benefit will be that the term "Capital Area" will make it easier for institutions, companies and other entities to come to the gretaer area rather than coming to "Bhubaneswar". For example, many institutions that are looking for land in Bhubaneswar are hesitant to locate in Kendrapada or Jagatsinghpur; even though the political leadership is very welcoming.  But once the term "Capital Area" encompasses Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur, these institutions will be less hesitant to come there.

So while the current Bhubaneswar and Cuttack planned areas will sever as the core urban area, the larger Capital Area development region will morph to a sub-urban area which down the road will touch the metropolitan areas around Angul in the west and Berhampur in the south.

We wrote about this in

A similar term needs to be coined for the greater Sambalpur-Jharsuguda-Rourkela area. See , and

Perhaps it can be called the "Western Odisha Development Region".

IIT Kharagpur presents detailed CDP of Cuttack to the Chief Minister

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Update: See for a recent news on the CDP for Sambalpur. Thanks to Jitu for the pointer.

Following is from Samaja.

Related past postings:

One more step towards Bhubaneswar-Cuttack integration: city bus service encompassing both to be introduced soon

Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar- Cuttack- Puri, Cuttack, Cuttack, Khordha, NURM, JNNURM 7 Comments »

Following is from Dharitri.

The routes that are mentioned above are:

  1. Khandagiri, Vanivihar, Rasulgarh, Phulnakhara, Link Road, Badambadi, Khan Nagar Kali Mandira Chhack, High Court, Gundicha Mandira, CDA.
  2. Biju Patnaik Park, Chahata, Ram Mandir, Deer Park, Biju Patnaik Chhack, Kanika Chhack, Chandi Mandira, Barabati Stadium, Howrah Motor Chhack, Mata Matha, SCB Medical, Jobra barrage, College Chhack, OMP Chhack, Link Road, Phulnakhara, Rasulgarh, Vaniviahr, Khandagiri.
  3. SCB Medical, Jobra Barrage, Jagatpur, OMP Chhack, Link Road, Gopalpur, Phulnakhara, Rasulgarh, Vanivihar, Master Canteen, Rajmahal chhack, Forest Chhack, Ganganagar, Capital Hospital, AG Chhack, Rajbhavan, Siripur, Fire Station.
  4. CRRI to Lingaraj temple.

Cuttack Development Plan links – draft proposal 2030

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The links are at

(1) Draft Proposal

The links for the various maps are at

2.1_Administrative_Units 5.4_Proposed_Local_Economy 11.5_Barabati_Special_Area
2.2_Mouza_Map_of_CDPA 6.1_Existing_road_network 11.6_Cantonment_Sp._Area
2.3_Geographical_settings 6.2_Selected_Traffic_Inters 11.7_Judiciary_Complex_Sp. ar
3.1_Existing_LU_BCUC 6.3_Proposed_road_network 11.8_River_Front_Dev.
3.2_Existing_LU_CMC 7.1_Existing_Nature_…_Housing 11.9A_Heritage_Trail_1
3.3_Existing_LU_Choudwar 7.2_Proposed_Housing 11.9B_Heritage_Trail_2
3.4_Existing_LU_Rural 7.3_Slum_Upgradation 11.10_Integrated_Mvment_Ntwk
3.5_Existing_LU 8.1_Location_of_WTP 13.1_Broad_Dev._Zones
3.6_Existing_LU Nirgundi 8.2_Existing_&_Prop_Sewage 14.1_Hubs_of_Sp._Activities
3.7_Existing_LU_Charbatia 8.3_Proposed_STP 14.2_Proposed_LU CDPA
3.8_Existing_LU_Chhatisa 8.4_Existing_Drainage 14.3_Proposed_LU_Nirgundi
3.9_Existing_LU_Choudwar 8.5_Proposed_Drainage 14.4_Proposed_LU Charbatia
3.10_Existing_LU Nimapur 8.6_Proposed_SWTP 14.5_Proposed_LU Chhatitia
3.11_Existing_LU_Bidanasi 9.1_Existing_Social_Infra_Ctc 14.6_Proposed_LU Choudwar
3.12_Existing_LU Old CTC
9.2_Exist._Social_Infra_Choudwar 14.7_Proposed_LU Nimapur
3.13_Existing_LU Sikharpur 9.3_Existing_Social_Infra_Barang 14.8_Proposed_LU Bidanasi
3.14_Existing_LU Mundali 9.4_Proposed_Social_Infra, 14.9_Proposed_LU_Old_Ctc
3.15_Existing_LU Barang 10.1_Major_Tourist_Locations 14.10_Proposed_LU Sikharpur
3.16_Existing_LU_gopalpur 10.2_Prop. Tourist_Travel Ckts 14.11_Proposed_LU Mundali
10.3_Prop._for_Major_Ctrs tourist 14.12_Proposed_LU Barang
3.18_Dev_&Govt_Reserved 11.1_Significant_Heritage_Areas 14.13_Proposed Gopalpur
4.1_Conceptual_Plan 11.2_Identified_heritage 14.14_River_Front_Area
5.1_Existing_&_Prop_Ppln 11.2A_Identified_heritage  
5.2_Existing_Density_2001 11.3_Special_Heritage_Zones  
5.3_Proposed_Dens_2030 11.4_Choudwar_Fort_Special_Area

The links for the Mouza-wise maps are at


Contract awarded for six laning of Bhubaneswar-Chandikhol: includes flyovers at CRP, Acharya Vihar, Vani Vihar and Rasulgarh squares in Bhubaneswar

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Following is from a report in Pioneer:

The six-laning work of the Bhubaneswar–Chandikhol portion of the National Highway-5 will begin from September, after this rainy season. A sum of Rs 1,047 crore will be invested for the project under the NHDP Phase-5. A consortium has been formed with three private companies, and the contract awarded, an official of NHAI said.

The consortium of Srei, Gulfar and Simplex Infrastructure would undertake the project, which is scheduled to be completed in two and a half years’ period. This would be done on the BOT basis. After completion of the work, the consortium would maintain the road and collect toll for a period of 26 years.

After the four-laning work of the NH-5, this is the first stretch within Odisha to have six lanes. The distance from Bhubaneswar to Chandikhol is 67 km, which would have seven flyovers and four major bridges over the river Kathjodi, Kuakhai, Mahanadi and Birupa. Out of the seven flyovers, four would be built over the CRP, Acharya Vihar, Vani Vihar and Rasulgarh squares along the highway in Bhubaneswar.

Rs 31,450 Crores needed to implement the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) of the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack region

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(A draft of the Bhubaneswar part of the CDP is at

Following is an excerpt from a report in Business standard.

The implementation of the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) of Bhubaneswar prepared by the department of architecture and urban planning of IIT-Kharagpur would involve an investment of Rs 31,450 crore on different sectors by 2030.

Out of the total investment of Rs 31,450 crore, the public investment would be Rs 15,000 crore which is to be raised through a specially created fund called Bhubaneswar Cuttack Urban Complex Infrastructure Fund.

The balance requirement would be met through long-term loans, capital finance through devolution of funds, user charges and improved collection of taxes.

KC Satpathy, planning member, Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) said, “Out of the total investment of Rs 31,450 crore for the CDP, the amount spent on traffic and transportation would be Rs 9,990 crore while Rs 7,500 crore would be invested in building 4.31 lakh dwelling units spread over 9,286 acres by 2030.”

The draft CDP of Bhubaneswar is expected to be finalised by the end of October this year, he added. It may be noted that the last CDP for Bhubaneswar was prepared in 1994.

…  Speaking on the occasion, Vishal Dev, commissioner, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) said, “There is scope for developing projects like affordable housing, city transportation, solid waste management and preservation of heritage structures on the public private partnership mode.”

The traffic and transportation plan of the CDP includes among other things the construction of a regional rail passenger terminal facility near Barang at a cost of Rs 400 crore and the setting up of a regional bus passenger terminal facility near Barang at an investment of Rs 100 crore.

Besides, Rs 250 crore would be invested in construction of a multi-modal logistic hub at Jatni while a wholesale trading and truck terminal facility would be set up near Pahala at a cost of Rs 150 crore.

As per the CDP, 4.31 dwelling units would be built in areas like Chandrasekharpur, east Kuakhai, Aigania, Tamando, Gangapada, Bhubaneswar New Town, Khurda and Jatni to help accommodate the projected population of 30 lakh in and around the city by 2030.

The CDP says that the water requirement would reach 88 million gallons per day by 2030 and the plan has envisaged an investment of Rs 1,125 crore to ensure 100 per cent water supply.

The creation of additional social infrastructure facilities including schools, colleges, hospitals, telecommunications facilities, postal services, recreation halls, commercial banks, parks and playgrounds, community halls and electricity substations by 2030 would involve an investment of Rs 3,310 crore.

The CDP has also emphasised on development of tourism projects. According to the CDP, 316 hectares of land in and around the city would be earmarked for various tourism projects at a cost of Rs 580 crore.

Moreover, Rs 300 crore would be invested on preservation and promotion of heritage structures in Bhubaneswar and Khurda.

Plans for a maritime museum in Jobra and Brindavan Garden like parks in Naraj and Hirakud: Samaja

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Masterplan for eight more urban areas

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The Orissa government has already involved itself in preparing the master plan for greater Bhubaneswar area. Now there is news regarding its intention to make master plans for 8 more areas. These areas are: Puri-Konark, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Berhampur, Kalinganagar, Paradeep, Jharsuguda, and Talcher-Angul. The govt. is missing a few other areas which it should take up soon. Those are: Baripada, Balasore, Dahamara, Rayagada-Therubali and Koraput-Jeypore. Following are excerpts from a report in Statesman on Orissa govt.’s recent thoughts on this.

In a bid to give major facelift to the upcoming urban areas of the state and for their integrated development, the government will prepare a master plan, within one and half years. The localities include Rourkela, Sambalpur, Berhampur, Puri-Konark, Talcher-Angul, Paradip, Kalinga Nagar and Jharsuguda. … Mr Patnaik underscored the need of adequately trained personnel to successfully handle the technical problems of under-ground sewerage and solid waste management,…. He also stressed on better sanitation, drinking water, housing and slum development. It may be mentioned here that while Rs 950 crore from the funds of JBIC has been sanctioned for sewerage of Cuttack; the capital city has been allotted Rs 499 crore for the same under Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission. Rs 88 crore has been sanctioned for drinking water in Cuttack, Berhampur and Sambalpur. Rs 3.65 crore has also been allotted for slum development in Bhubaneswar.

Telegraph also writes about this.

Cuttack to be added to JNNURM: JB in the assembly

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If this is true then it is great news. Following is an excerpt on this from Pioneer.

Cuttack has been included in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, and a notification to this effect would be published soon by the Central Government, said Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly, JB Patnaik on Thursday.

Initially, the scheme included Bhubaneswar and Puri among a total 63 cities across the country for their overall development, and the Prime Minister had been requested to include Cuttack in the list, which has been acceded to, said Patnaik.

Sources said that Cuttack would get Rs 2,000 crore for its development under the scheme out of which the Central Government would bear 80 per cent whereas the State Government and the Cuttack Municipal Corporation would meet the remaining 10 per cent each.

Development plans for various cities in Orissa in offing; starting with the Bhubaneswar metropolitan area

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Following is an excerpt from a report in Telegraph.

Bhubaneswar-Cuttack and neighbouring towns will be developed into a greater urban complex of international standards catering to the needs of 42 lakh people by 2030.

The final perspective plan to this effect was presented to chief minister Naveen Patnaik here today by a team from IIT, Kharagpur. B.K. Sengupta, heading the team, said the comprehensive development plan for Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Choudwar, Khurda and Jatni would be ready by August 2008.

Subsequently, development plans would be prepared for places like Rourkela, Puri, Sambalpur, Berhampur, Talcher-Angul, Kalinga Nagar and Jharsuguda industrial complex, said state urban development minister K.V. Singhdeo.

The final perspective plan has envisaged comprehensive development of a greater urban complex comprising twin cities of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack and three adjoining towns spread over 721sqkm at an estimated cost of Rs 34,000 crore.

The required funds would be mobilised through public-private partnership, central government and state government and community contribution, said the urban development minister.

While 11 special zones have been earmarked for extensive development, four have been identified for intensive development and three places (Old Bhubaneswar, Choudwar and Old Cuttack) having heritage value have been set aside for restricted development. Seven sensitive pockets have also been identified.

A patch of farmland on the east of the Kuakhai flowing near Bhubaneswar has also been earmarked for agriculture. The final perspective plan has dwelt on various aspects like transport, traffic decongestion, upgrade of road system, slum development and drainage. Construction of overhead bridges and bypass and the upgrade of road systems have also been planned.

Drainage and sewerage development has also been planned in the twin cities.

A solid waste management plant has been proposed in Bhubaneswar. Bhubaneswar-Cuttack would be made slum-free. The shanties would be removed and the dwellers would be resettled in planned rehabilitation colonies to be built by private builders on the Dharavi model in Mumbai.

Naya Raipur and Mohali part of JNNURM: Why not Cuttack?

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The following is from a PIB release.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today gave its approval for the following:

(i)         Peripheral towns of Panchkula and SAS Nagar (Mohali) urban agglomeration will be included in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) city of Chandigarh as these towns are entirely in continuum to Chandigarh and in fact, are spill over of the growth of Chandigarh.

(ii)                 Naya Raipur, a satellite city, will be included in the urban agglomeration of Chhatisgarh State Capital, Raipur, so that simultaneous cohesive development of Naya Raipur, alongwith existing city of Raipur, is possible.  Presently, total area of Naya Raipur comprises 41 villages.

            With the inclusion of the above two in JNNURM, the following benefits will be reaped:

(i)                  Infrastructure development of both Panchkula and Mohali, that are spillovers of Chandigarh would be possible through JNNURM funds along with JNNURM City of Chandigarh.

(ii)                 Maya Raipur, a satellite city of Raipur, will also have access to JNNURM funds for its infrastructure development.

            JNNURM was launched by the government of India in December, 2005 to implement reforms driven planned development of identified cities in a Mission mode, with focus on efficiency in urban infrastructure / service delivery mechanism and basic services to the urban poor with community participation and accountability of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) / Parastatals towards the citizens.

Why is not the Orissa government making a similar case for Cuttack to be included in the Bhubaneswar JNNURM project?

Sewerage system in Cuttack

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While the centrally funded JNNURM program will take care of most of the sewerage system in Bhubaneswar, the same for Cuttack needs to be done through other resources. Following are excerpts from a report in Pioneer elaborating on where the money for Cuttack will come from.

The State Government will invest Rs 945.17 crore for the restoration of drainage and improvement of sewerage system in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

Talking to reporters, Urban Development Minister KV Singh Deo said Rs 757.44 crore would be invested for the improvement of the sewerage system and renovation of drainage in Cuttack City alone.

Out of this, Japan’s JBIC Bank will give a loan assistance of Rs 624.65 crore and the rest money amounting to Rs 132.79 crore would be given by the State Government.

The loan amount would be repaid in 40 years time at a rate of 0.75 percentage. The moratorium period would be of 10 years.

The project will be implemented between 2007 and 2012. To this effect, the Government of India and Japan had signed a MoU on March 3, 2007. “The money would be released soon,” said Singh Deo.

He further said that draft request for the proposal for project management consultancy service has been prepared and furnished to JBIC and compliance to the comments of the JBIC is under process.

Under the plan, 231 km under ground pipeline will be laid and 10 pump stations will be installed.