Capital Team Hails Raipur Green Belt

Published: 12th September 2014 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th September 2014 06:06 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The advisory committee for new capital city of Andhra Pradesh which is currently visiting well planned capital cities of various states reached Naya Raipur, the new capital city of Chhattisgarh on Thursday. 

The committee headed by Andhra Pradesh municipal administration minister P Narayana during their visit observed various advanced methods in town planning like underground electricity supply system, cable system, underground drainage and drinking water supply in the city.

The committee members were impressed with the parks and the green belt around the city. A 500-meter width green belt was built around the city where various kinds of saplings were planted. This green belt which balances pollution levels in the capital, earned it the tag of ‘Green city’ status. Wide roads ranging from 60-100 meters width can control the traffic for over 50 years, Naya Raipur engineers said.

The committee met Naya Raipur Development Authority and discussed the architecture, quality measures, services of consultants and expenditure.

Naya Raipur, the new capital of Chhattisgarh, is located 20 km away from Raipur city. The government acquired around 5,500 hectares of land from farmers while around 2,500 hectares of government land was available, N Bhaijendra Kumar, chairman of the Naya Raipur Development Agency, said.

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