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Major Industrial Project Planned For Kalinga Nagar

Published by MAC on 2006-05-26
Source: Pioneer News Service

Major industrial project planned for Kalinga Nagar

Pioneer News Service, Bhubaneswar

26th May 2006

Kalinga Nagar Industrial Area is projected to be developed for a population of over 10 lakh by 2025 and it will be extended to 177 square kilometer. This is the vision envisaged by the State Government.

In this connection, Lea Associates of South Asia in association with the School of Planning and Architect, New Delhi and the Centre for Environment and Planning (CEPT) presented a vision document to the Chief Minister for the development of KNIA.

It may be noted that the State Government had asked the Industrial Development Corporation (IDCO) to choose a planner of international repute who could provide master plan for the KNIA belt. The IDCO has chosen Lea Associates for this project.

As per the vision document, about 134 villages would come under the industrial area. Now 112 villages have been included under the industrial area. As per the plan, another 10,000 hectares will be acquired in a phased manner by the Government and would be handed over to the Kalinga Nagar Development authorities.

As per the plan, the Kalinga Nagar would be set up in 177 square km, out of which 54 square km would be reserved for township and the industrial area would be set up in 97 square kilometer. Besides, 20 sq km will be reserved for the public utility service.

A horseshoe region plan will be established. The horseshoe shaped region will cover Ballar Square of Angul to Bamarapal to Nirgundi Square-Chandikhol and Jajpur. Maximum development will be taken up in this region.

As per the plan, a structural plan will be developed to set up a Central East Zone. The Zone will cover Goplapur, Angul and Paradip. The associates will submit a master plan for Kalinga Nagar area in July.

Meanwhile, the Government has decided to shift the District Industrial Centre from Jagatpur to Kalinga Nagar. A full-time planner will be appointed in this office.

Prof HB Singh of Lee Associates, Barendra Paul of School of Architect and Planning and Utpal Sharma of CEPT gave the presentation before the Chief Minister.

Industry Minister Biswa Bhusana Harichandan, Finance Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadai, Chief Secretary Subas Pani, Industry Secretary Gokul Pati, CMD, IDCO LN Gupta and others were present on this occasion.

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