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NRDA to allot space for Drive-in-Theatre

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The Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) will allot land in Sector 24 for development of Drive-in-Theatre in the new capital city.

Notably, NRDA has also earmarked 46.49 hectares of land for developing a Film City, officials stated.

On February 15 last year, Chief Minister Raman Singh had also held a discussion with noted film producer Subhash Ghai in Mumbai regarding scope of film production, setting up of a Film City and Film Institute in Chhattisgarh.

 It may be recalled that Naya Raipur is also among five other cities in the country chosen as ‘Demonstration Cities’ for the Centre’s ambitious Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP).

  The final five cities participating as 'Demonstration Cities' under Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) are - Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Mysore (Karnataka), Naya Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad (Maharashtra).

Detailed project profiles were prepared by all cities with the assistance of the SUTP Consultants and then endorsed by the SUTP Steering Committee to be included to SUTP as ‘City Demonstration Projects’, officials stated.

  NRDA to cite an example is also going for an ‘Intelligent Rain Water Drainage System’ fixed with indicators to send alert before water logging or flood situation with option for automatic valve opening system, officials stated.

 It plans of developing a project comprising IT-enabled systems to manage a host of utilities using state-of-art technology.

 Naya Raipur is not just fast emerging as the hi-tech State capital of Chhattisgarh but also an adventure sports destination.

 The four kms cycling track, Kayaking, Burma bridge and a 2 kms skating track are some of the facilities already functional in the new capital city, officials informed.

 Boating facility had been made available to visitors at the Jungle Safari from January 1 this year in the new capital.

 The Jungle Safari comprises of four separate Safaris including Herbivore Safari, Bear Safari, Tiger and Lion Safari.

Around 166 personnel including officials, doctors, zoo-keeper, guard and other staff are deployed for taking care of animals in the Safari.

Notably the Chhattisgarh government has also earmarked 258.48 hectares of land in the capital for setting up a ‘Nature Resort’ and a ‘Theme Park’ in future, officials stated.

On the other hand, it may be recalled that a  'Theme Residential Township'—the first of its kind in Central India would have people living in sort of a ‘getaway’ location surrounded by natural surroundings in the new capital city.

The State Government recently informed that the ‘Purkhauti Muktangan’ had also been developed with the vision to promote culture, tradition, and archeology.

Traditional sculptors of Chhattisgarh have given it the shape of cultural heritage. Spread over 200 acres of land, Purkhauti Muktangan is situated nearly 20 km away from village Uparwara, officials informed.

Rural Engineering Department Abhanpur and Raipur besides Chhattisgarh Tourism Board have been appointed implementation agency under Purkhauti Muktangan Scheme.




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