Naya Raipur, officially known as Atal Nagar-Nava Raipur,[1] is a planned city and fully Greenfield city in Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is planned to replace Raipur as the capital city of Chhattisgarh.[2][3] The Government of Chhattisgarh, the state's administrative body is situated here. The city is located between National Highway 53 and National Highway 30, about 17 km south-east of the capital city Raipur. Swami Vivekananda Airport separates Raipur and Nava Raipur.

Naya Raipur
Atal Nagar-Naya Raipur
From top, left to right: Capitol Complex, Secretariat Chhattisgarh, Avinash Times Square Mall, Musical fountain, International Institute of Information Technology, Naya Raipur, Indian Institute of Management Raipur, Hidayatullah National Law University, Swagat Vatika Cloverleaf interchange, CBD sector 21, Satya Sai temple.
Interactive map of Naya Raipur
Naya Raipur is located in Chhattisgarh
Naya Raipur
Naya Raipur
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Naya Raipur is located in India
Naya Raipur
Naya Raipur
Naya Raipur (India)
Coordinates: 21°09′40″N 81°47′13″E / 21.161°N 81.787°E / 21.161; 81.787
 • BodyNava Raipur Atal Nagar Vikas Pradhikaran
 • Total560,000
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91-0771
Vehicle registrationCG 04
Nearest cityRaipur, Bhilai, Durg
Lok Sabha constituencyRaipur (Lok Sabha constituency)
Civic agencyNava Raipur Atal Nagar Vikas Pradhikaran

Nava Raipur Development Authority Edit

After the formation of the new state of Chhattisgarh in November 2000, the state government decided to create a well planned new city for Raipur. Hence a special area has been notified under section 64 of Nagar Tatha Gramnivesh Adhiniyam 1973.

The authority thus formed is the Capital Area Development Authority (CADA) which is now called the Atal Nagar Vikas Pradhikaran (NRDA). NRDA is the nodal agency undertaking comprehensive development of this 'greenfield' city.

Chief executive officers are appointed by government and other officers and staff working under NRDA organisation.[4] Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer P. Joy Oommen is the chairman of the NRDA, while Amit Kataria is its chief executive.[5]

Economic base Edit

The main activity base of Naya Raipur would be the government/state capital functions. However, a diversification of economy is desirable, which would be attained through the following activities:[6]

  • Software technology park
  • Gems, jewellery and other similar industries
  • Business offices
  • Health, education and research services
  • Regional recreational activities
  • Nandan Van Zoo & Safari
  • International cricket stadium
  • 5 star hotels
  • 18 hole golf course and golf villas
  • Museums
  • Art gallery and library
  • Garden
  • Botanical garden
  • Lakes

Planning methodology Edit

While venturing to prepare the development plan for Naya Raipur, basic studies were made in the form of a secondary survey of data on Chandigarh (the first planned capital of a state in independent India) and Raipur, the elder sister and the most important "organic" metropolis in the region.

The space quantum against each activity/work-centre was then ascertained going by the accepted thumb-rule of the concerned industry/trade/activity, to the case of capital complex, and exact figures of government jobs were taken into consideration. The resultant space quantum was then allocated on two-dimension on the structure plan and final quantum, shape, location, was defined by exact boundaries/roads on the plan.

With iterations, the allocated spaces were again translated in terms of number of jobs and the total number of job in the city arrived at. With a population of 5.6 lakhs, the Naya Raipur City will be expected to generate approximately 2.2 lakh jobs, with an assumed workforce participation rate of 40%. The high standards of physical and social infrastructure adopted for the city will be able to cope with the maximum capacity of the city.[7]

Education Edit

Hidayatullah National Law University

Naya Raipur will form the hub of educational institutions in the state. The city will have premier educational institutions shifted from Raipur. A few of them are:

Transportation Edit

Roadways Edit

Naya Raipur has an entirely planned road network within the city premises, and is having good connectivity with Raipur and the rest of the state, with the help of national and state highways. Some of the major roads are Raipur–Naya Raipur Expressway, or the Atal Path Expressway, which directly connects the city with Raipur railway station, National Highway 30 (NH-30 as a secondary highway to Raipur and National Highway 53 (NH-53), which passes through just north of the city.

The proposed Durg–Raipur–Arang Expressway will pass through the southern limits of the city, and the under-construction Raipur–Visakhapatnam Expressway will start from Kurud, which is 41 km (25 mi) south of the city, and could be accessed with the help of NH-30. Once both the expressways are completed, it will help the city by enhancing connectivity and commute with the state, as well as with the rest of the country.

Rail Edit

There are two small railway stations in proximity to the city, and the main and nearest railway station is the Naya Raipur Railway Station or Atal Nagar Railway Station, which is located 11 km (6.8 mi) north of the city, lying on the Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line passing through the northern limits of the city.[11] The major railway stations are Raipur Junction railway station, 25 km (16 mi) and Arang Mahanadi railway station located at Arang, 24 km (15 mi) from Naya Raipur, respectively.

To the east of the airport, in the Central Business District, a bypass line has been made to connect the city directly by making a new, major railway station for Naya Raipur. It is named as the CBD Railway Station, and is under construction. Once completed, it will become the main railway station for the city.[12]

Bus transport Edit

Raipur and Naya Raipur Bus Rapid Transit System

Regular bus services are operated by the Nava Raipur Atal Nagar Vikas Pradhikaran, government and private operators from the main bus station of Naya Raipur Bus Station, and along with these services, the Raipur and Naya Raipur Bus Rapid Transit System also connects the city with Raipur. The BRTS has currently 9 stops in the city, as part of the first phase of the smart city project, which in the future will be expanded in the coming phases.

Metro Edit

A light rail, Metrolite or Lite Metro (as referred in India), has been proposed by the Government of Chhattisgarh, which will start from Naya Raipur to Durg via Raipur and Bhilai.[13]

Air Edit

Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur

The nearest airport is Swami Vivekananda Airport, the only major airport of Chhattisgarh, lies within the city premises of the city, in its western outskirts, 10 km (6.2 mi) from the centre. The airport is well-connected, having daily direct flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Visakhapatnam, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Goa, Lucknow, Indore, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Prayagraj, and Jagdalpur, operated by Alliance Air, IndiGo and Vistara airlines.[14]

Sports Edit

Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium is a recently constructed cricket stadium in the city. It was opened in 2008, and has a capacity to handle 65,000 spectators. It is the second largest cricket stadium in India and the fourth largest cricket stadium in the world by seating capacity.

The stadium was home ground for two matches for the Indian Premier League (IPL) team, Delhi Daredevils, during the 2013, 2015 and 2016 events.

The stadium hosted a half marathon, with the theme "Let Us Run" on 16 December 2012 to mark Vijay Diwas.[15]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Naya Raipur renamed Nava Raipur". Daily Pioneer. 2019.
  2. ^ Mary N. Woods (2016). Women Architects in India: Histories of Practice in Mumbai and Delhi. Taylor & Francis. p. 195. ISBN 978-1-134-77422-7. Naya Raipur, a city planned for 500,000 residents on 11,000 acres, must embody government aspirations for the entire state. It will replace the polluted, antiquated, and overcrowded old capital of Raipur.
  3. ^ "History of Atal Nagar". Atal Nagar Vikas Pradhikaran. Retrieved 26 May 2019. Atal Nagar, as the name suggests, is the new upcoming state capital of Chhattisgarh.
  4. ^ "Naya Raipir Development Authoritiy | About". Archived from the original on 6 April 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  5. ^ "Naya Raipir Development Authoritiy | Organization setup". Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  6. ^ "Naya Raipir Development Authoritiy | | Economic Base". Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  7. ^ "".
  8. ^ "Welcome to IIIT NAYA RAIPUR | IIIT NAYA RAIPUR". Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  9. ^ International Institute of Information Technology
  10. ^ Indian Institute of Management Raipur
  11. ^ "Nava Raipur Atal Nagar's 3 Way Connectivity!". Nava Raipur Atal Nagar Vikas Pradhikaran. Retrieved 10 March 2023.
  12. ^ "Naya Raipur Railway Station (SECR/Indian Railways". 1 March 2023. Retrieved 10 March 2023.
  13. ^ "Monthly Allowance To Unemployed Youth, Focus On Metro, Sports & Infra: CM Baghel Tabels Chhattisgarh Budget". ABP News. 6 March 2023. Retrieved 9 March 2023.
  14. ^ "Raipur gets air connectivity with 17 cities in country". The Pioneer. 1 November 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  15. ^ TNN (27 November 2012). "Half marathon in Naya Raipur – TOI". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2013.

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