Truth behind a new capital construction
Naya Raipur (New Raipur) is the new capital city of Chhattisgarh, a state in Central India. Located between National Highways NH-6 and NH-43, it is 17 km away in the south-east direction from the current capital Raipur; Swami Vivekananda Airport separates the old and new cities. Naya Raipur is serving as the administrative capital of the State and also cater to the infrastructural needs of industry and trade in the region. See the link below:
Naya Raipur spreads over an area of about 8000 hectares(19768 acres). It includes 41 villages out of which 27 villages form the core of the Naya Raipur. During the renovation of villages for the construction of Naya Raipu, it displaced the population of one village.
About half of the total acquired land is being used for afforestation, roads, parks, public conveniences, water facilities-canals, green belts etc.; twenty three percent (23%) of the land would be reserved for educational institutions, government offices and public auditoriums etc.; and thirty percent (30%) of the land will be used for residential and economical purposes.
Naya Raipur would be India’s fourth planned capital city after Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Chandigarh (Punjab and Harayana) and Bhubaneshwar (Orissa).
The project is likely to cost anywhere between Rs 1,500 and 2,000 crore. The city is expected to house about 4.5 lakh people within a decade. Provisions have been made for its expansion and to upgrade infrastructure in the future.