Naya Raipur setting an example of good governance: Mukesh Bansal

Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh is an ideal representation of modern and progressive city in India. It imprints to be the 21st century’s first Greenfield capital city of India equipped with all the world class infrastructure and technology based on most modern planning methodology. Simultaneously, it is ensured that the city firmly keep ensconced the culture, values and diversity of the land in its spirit.

Naya Raipur aspires to be a sustainable and vibrant city having inclusive growth that will fulfil the needs and aspirations of people from all walk groups and categories. Naya Raipur, the administrative capital of the State encompasses potential to cater the infrastructural needs of industry and trade in the region.

Further adding to its objective the city is built on state-of-the-art technology, cherishing traditional core values, conserves the prevailing man-nature symbiotic culture as well as abundant natural and cultural assets in the region. In every single project in the city due care has been taken that the project stands on the world class quality standards.

On visiting the city it is prominently visible that the city is not only aesthetically appealing but inculcates new civic work culture. The city encrypts its unique identity in every aspect of its designing and planning. The green non-polluting city attitudes to give its people peaceful better living standards.

Naya Raipur with the vision to have good governance is developed in accordance with the provisions of Development Plan-2031 which is being finalized after a series constructive discussions of experts at different levels ranging from private to government representatives.

Naya Raipur is divided into 40 sectors out of which 21 sectors are residential, three are for Government offices & staff housing and others are earmarked for commercial, industrial, semi – public and recreational activities. Currently 8,946 housing units have been constructed in Sector 17, 27, 29 and 30 with 7000 housing units currently available for residential purposes.

Reputed private players like Parthivi, Aarti Group, Avinash Group and GT Homes have already made investment in residential sectors of Naya Raipur. NRDA is in the process of selling plots for the interested buyers and builders. It is a matter of pride that the existing villages in Naya Raipur are an integral part of planning with a mandate to bring their amenities at par with the new development. It is one of the first cities of India adopting and implementing TOD (Transit Oriented Development) approach with easily accessible transit nodes planned as per TOD guidelines.

Naya Raipur has over 100 km of state-of-the-art four-lane and six-lane roads with 53 kms of NMT network. Clean potable water is supplied 24X7 via a fully pressurized hydro pneumatic pumping system sourced through a 52 MLD Water Treatment Plant.

It is a zero discharge city with four decentralized STPs. The recycled water is used for watering the greens of the city. It has 72 km of centrally controlled smart LED street lighting. It has an intelligent public transport system with 13 BRT shelters and 30 BRT buses. It is also a home to premier health and educational institutes like Shri Satya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, Vedanta Cancer Research Institute, IIIT, IIM, HNLU, and ITM etc. Currently, under the scope of the smart city project, an integrated Command and Control Centre is being developed at Sector 19 through which all the city operations shall be monitored and controlled.

The project include city surveillance using CCTV cameras, intelligent transport system having speed and incident detection. It also includes SCADA for Electrical Distribution System, Water Distribution, and sewerage system. With Naya Raipur now included as Smart Cities Mission, it will help in channelizing new projects like community schools, upgradation of schools, affordable housing, green compliance on existing buildings, vertical gardens for public building, parks etc, aimed towards community on one side and infrastructure reinforcing projects like micro grid and solar energy, smart metering, rain water harvesting, real time water quality monitoring on the other side.

This will help Naya Raipur to offer standards which no other brownfield city currently offers and no other Greenfield city is prepared to offer. Moreover, after selection of Naya Raipur in the Smart City list, SPV is being formed currently.

For the Naya Raipur, SPV will be single point of contact (SPOC) for all project developments, infrastructure improvements, operation of utilities and services and to carry out regulatory works like approval of building plans, advertisement and property taxation etc.

Pi Datacentre will be investing Rs. 198.0 crore approximately in Naya Raipur over a period of five years to develop a state-of-the-art tier-4 data centre with many firstof-its-kind offerings like hosting, cloud, managed services and colocation services. It is built on an area of 10 acres. The facility will result in employment generation accompanied with strong CSR and being environment friendly.

This creates an IT ecosystem for new companies in Naya Raipur and region where companies can quickly start their businesses tapping into Pi’s infrastructure with lower capex and quick time-to-market for new companies. Naya Raipur also caters to the infrastructural needs of industry and trade in the region with abundant 24X 7 underground power supply with ring mains and adequate water CSIDC to boost ESDM sector in the State.

It is establishing a Green field Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) in Sector 22, Naya Raipur. The Government is giving 80 per cent subsidy on total land premium with payment done through Chhattisgarh IT department CHiPS (Chhattisgarh InfoTech & Biotech Promotion Society). The EMC cluster is being setup as per the EMC scheme of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India.

This is the first electronics cluster in the State. Major Administrative offices have already shifted to Naya Raipur and started functioning such as HOD, Secretariat, Naya Raipur Development Authority, Housing board, Environment board, Yojna Bhawan, Jail and Home guard, Vyapam, Police headquarters, Forest Department , PWD, Commercial Court etc.

The first movers to the city have witnessed the growth story of the city and have participated time to time with their exclusive contribution in triggering the growth engine of the city. For them it’s an amazing journey. However, rarely you would come across people who can say the same thing about moving into a city. Many generations don’t get chance to perceive such phenomenal development this technology and scale. People who do grab that opportunity can script a story of a lifetime. This is your chance to write your own story by witnessing the city the way it is unfolding.

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