City in the making
Chhattisgarh is witnessing the formation and evolution of
a city with the name 'Naya Raipur'. State of Chhattisgarh
was formed in the year 2001. The State Government is proactive
in providing and developing opportunities paving the way for
inclusive growth. Keeping in mind that the key to fast and
rapid development is the formation of urban agglomeration.
State Government has took the right step of forming a new
capital city 'Naya Raipur' which is being developed in a demarcated
region of 50 kms, adjacent to existing Raipur city. The final
site was selected after a detailed analysis based on the site
suitability criteria with respect to several parameters.
Decisive factors which influenced selection of the site:
A) Better road and rail connectivity has influenced the selection
of the site for 'Naya Raipur': Roadways: There are four major
roads within the site selection region viz. three National
Highways, namely;NH-6, NH-200 and NH-43 and one state Highway
i.e.SH-5. Railways: The region enjoys very good railway connectivity.
The railway lines run almost parallel to the National and
State Highways. The main Mumbai - Howrah railway lines passes
through Raipur dividing the region into two halves, namely
the Northern and the Southern halves. The other railway lines
are from Raipur to Bilaspur and Raipur to Visakhapatnam. Airports:
There are three airports in the sub-region. Two of the three
existing airports - near Tilda and Jamul are private while
the one at Mana is public. The Mana Airport is about 13 km
away from the city of Raipur towards the South East. This
airport presently has limited facilities.
B) Land Resources: One of the important factors responsible
for the selected location is the available of government land
mainly in different tehsils of Durg, Dhamdha, Patan, Abhanpur,
Tilda and Raipur. High concentration of huge chunks of Government
owned land is present along the river Mahanadi near Arang
& Abhanpur and between the Baloda Bazar Road and Kharun
River. Abhanpur Tehsil on the south-eastern quadrant has some
upland / marginal land, which is unsuitable for agriculture.
Moreover, this land does not contain the mining areas. Land
which is unsuitable for agriculture and with few human settlements
are the preferred ones for this project.
C) Environmental Considerations: The mining areas are mostly
located to north of the region stretching from northwest to
northeast. The cement plant at Siltara is in the northern
part of the region and the Bhilai Steel Plant, Borai Industrial
growth centre and ACC cement plant are located on the western
side of the region along the NH-6. These are the air polluting
zone as huge quantities of dust and smoke emanate from the
various industrial and mining activities in the region. The
predominant wind flow is from the southwest direction. However,
in the post-monsoon and winter months the predominant wind
direction is from the northeast. The trend starts varying
from the month of March and by April the wind direction is
form west and southwest. The wind speed in general ranges
between 2.9 km. per hr. to 8.69 km. per hr. It is quite evident
that the dust and pollution laden air zone stretches from
south-west to northeast as these zones contain the mining
and the industrial belt. Thus, environmentally the southeastern
part of the site selection region is the non-polluting zone
and is suitable for the location of the Naya Raipur.
D) Drainage and Effluent Discharge network: In general, the
region delineated for site selection has good drainage and
irrigation network map. However, the effluent will need to
be treated before disposal and this must happen in the downstream
area, i.e. towards the northern side. It appears that the
SE Quadrant has the potential for a well-planned drainage
and effluent discharge system and is, therefore, suitable
for locating the city.
E) Economic Catalysts: The presence of industrial growth
centers such as ACC and Century Cement plants, Bhilai Steel
Plant and presence of airport in the vicinity of the delineated
region would acts as an economic catalyst for the overall
development of the new Capital City Region.
Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA)
NRDA is the nodal agency that would be responsible for the
overall development of this new city 'Naya Raipur' which would
be located approximately 20 km. east of Raipur, Naya Raipur
is wedged between National Highway-6 and National Highway-43
and is in close proximity to the Airport. It covers an area
of about 8000 hectares. The Master Plan and urban design of
Naya Raipur will reflect the rich culture ethos and and natural
beauty of Chhattisgarh. Sustainable design principles have
also been followed by responding appropriately to local micro-climate,
geography and socio-cultural norms. The new city will provide
an enabling environment for the prospective world investors
and higher standard of life for its citizens. Naya Raipur
will become an administrative capital of Chhattisgarh and
would set a precedent for other states to follow. Fruits of
planned development will see the light of the day when Naya
Raipur would start functioning as a product of long-term vision
and proactive policies of the government. It is expected that
the new city will serve as an engine of growth for the State
and the entire central and eastern India. The city will also
emerge as the cultural heart of the State with museums, art
galleries, a modern convention centre, exhibition complex
and centers for promotion of music, dance and fine arts. Naya
Raipur will be one of the 21st century city developed right
from the scratch and which will have seamless Air connectivity
with all the metro cities of India along with Nagpur, Ranchi,
Bhubaneshwar, Vishakhapatnam. This will be facilitated with
the upgradation of Raipur Airport as an International Airport.
Naya Raipur will be accessible through National Highways NH-6
and NH-43. The city will be an example of planned development
which would be more eco-friendly with world class infrastructure.
Project also envisages development of Light Rail Transit Systems
and dedicated bus corridors for effective internal connectivity.
Naya Raipur will be on the information highway right from
its inception with seamless broadband connectivity provided
through optical fibre cables and Wi-Max connectivity. Naya
? Master plan preparation completed.
? Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation Plan approved by the
? Architectural plans of Capital Complex in last stages.
? All Government land, totaling about 2000 hectare, taken
in to possession by NRDA.
? Road network finalized DPR preparation underway.
? Work on two housing colonies to start in December, 2007.
? Plans for water supply and sewerage services under preparation.
People of India especially from the State of Chhattisgarh
are looking upon the 'Naya Raipur' city development as a matter
of pride with expectation of long term economic benefits in
terms of more investment in the State of Chhattisgarh, increase
in employment opportunities, setting up of industries catering
to local and international markets, establishment of knowledge
based industries. We, the people of India would like to see
'Naya Raipur' as a symbol of resurging India across the globe.
Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) has taken initiatives
to develop Naya Raipur, a greenfield city being planned as
the administrative capital of Chhattisgarh, close to Mana
Airport, Raipur. In accordance with the vision for developing
the new city, NRDA proposes to develop a Theme Township with
Golf Course (TTGC), a Five Star Hotel & Convention Centre
with Commercial Facilities (FSHCC) and an Information Technology
Special Economic Zone (IT SEZ) as the flagship projects. Each
project will be implemented on Public Private Partnership
(PPP) format on a long term authorization and lease structure
through a Special Purpose Company (SPC) to be incorporated
by the Developer. NRDA has formed a joint venture company
with M/s Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services, named
as Naya Raipur Project Development Company Pvt. Ltd. (NRPDCPL)
to undertake the project development activities. IL&FS
Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (IL&FS
IDC) has been appointed as advisors for these projects. Bids
are currently invited by NRDA from Individual Firms/ Consortia
to Design, Finance, Build, Operate, Manage & Maintain
1) Theme Township with Golf Course (TTGC)
? Township on 54 hectare of land with plotted developments
and high rise multi-storied apartments.
? World class physical and social infrastructure.
? Golf Course on 105 hectares.
? Golf club and golf academy with an option of low rise villas
and other commercial activities. Land area: 159 hectare |
Lease period: 99 years. Cost of RFP: Rs 25000/-, RFP will
be issued upto 08/11/2007, Submission by 16/11/2007. 2) Five
Star Hotel & Convention Centre with Commercial Facilities
? Five Star Business Hotel with minimum 150 keys.
? Convention Centre with plenary hall for minimum 500 delegates.
? Options for developing Urban Entertainment cum Retail (UER)
Zone with maximum 4,00,000 sq.ft. of built up space and Commercial
office space of maximum built up of 2,00,000 sq.ft Land area:
11 hectare | Lease period: 60 years. Cost of RFP: Rs 15000/-,
RFP will be issued upto 19/10/2007, Submission by 26/10/2007.
3) Information Technology Special Economic Zone (IT SEZ)
? Processing area of 10 hectare
? Ready to occupy, plug & play office space of minimum
built up area of 1 lakh sq.m.
? Car parking and support facilities.
? Residential and commercial facilities in the nonprocessing
zone. (Formal approval for SEZ has already been obtained from
the GoI). Land area: 20 hectare | Lease period: 60 years.
Cost of RFP: Rs 10000/-, RFP will be issued upto 19/10/2007,
Submission by 26/10/2007.
Project Sponsors Shri S.S. Bajaj, IFS Chief Executive Officer
Naya Raipur Development Authority Near Mahanadi Dwar of Mantralaya
Raipur - 492 001 Chhattisgarh, India Phone/Fax : +91-771-
406 6011 / 406 6188 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Advisors Ms. Rachna Gupta IL&FS Infrastructure
Development Corporation Ltd. No. 59-B, Sector-2, Gitanjali
Nagar, P.O. Shankar Nagar, Raipur-492007
Phone/Fax : +91-771-3252198 / +91-771- 2443040 Mobile : +91-9396544446
Email : email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bid Summary of Request for Proposal document along with
Term-Sheet of the Authorization Agreement can be downloaded
from websites www.chhattisgarh.nic.in, www.nayaraipur.com
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently approved inclusion
of Naya Raipur, a satellite city under JNNURM scheme of things,
so that simultaneous cohesive development of Naya Raipur,
alongwith existing city of Raipur, is possible. Presently,
total area of Naya Raipur comprises of 41 villages. With the
inclusion of 'Naya Raipur' in JNNURM, the city will have access
to JNNURM funds for its infrastructure development.
* Credits: Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma, Foundation of Infrastructure
Research Studies Training (FIRST)