To reduce congestion in the capital, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA)—a statutory agency that is responsible for the development and beautification of the city—is planning to create a new city, which will be known as ‘Bhubaneswar South City’. Rabindra Nath Mishra, current Secretary of BDA, said that the project is in planning stage, and BDA has started work on it and it will be implemented in near future.
The city will be created by merging Subudhipur, Shampur and other areas on the suburbs of the xapital. The proposed city will have all public amenities that smart city Bhubaneswar requires. Housing projects will be taken up in the proposed city on a large scale. Besides, the city will have all facilities including well-designed roads, public space, commercial complexes, educational institutions, hospitals and recreational zone.
Mishra added, “Bhubaneswar South City will have all the modern infrastructure and facility that we are not being able to create in the Capital at present due to space crunch.”
A detailed project report for the new city will be worked out by BDA and placed before the Government for its approval. The Development agency will seek at least 300 acres land from the Government in the first phase for creation of housing and other infrastructure under the proposed project.