Bhubaneswar: Town planning (TP) scheme has made significant progress in Bhubaneswar Development Authority ( BDA) area. This was known from a high level review meeting held on digital mode under the chairmanship of chief secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, here on Tuesday. The vice chairman BDA Sanjay Kumar Singh outlined the issues for discussion.
Reviewing the progress made so far, chief secretary Mahapatra directed to ensure basic urban amenities in the areas under TP schemes. He directed to prepare detail work plan for laying of road, piped water supply, power supply, open space, social infrastructure, sewerage network and drainage management. It was decided that works department would construct the major roads, and BDA would develop the minor roads. Similarly, the water supply and sewerage management would be planned by WATCO. Tata Power central Odisha distribution Ltd was also directed to prepare the detail plan for electricity supply from source to the end user.
Presenting the updates VC, BDA Singh said that BDA proposed to take up 45 TP schemes along the upcoming capital ring road. In the meanwhile, TP scheme No-1, 2, 3, and 4 taken up in first phase made substantial progress. After detail survey and pulling together of all available land, corrected land record of rights were prepared and distribution started.

Chief secretary Mahapatra directed to complete distribution of the corrected ROR to the land owners in coming two months. Target was fixed to expedite construction of road works during this season. Besides, the preparatory works for grounding of the TP No-5 to 13 were also at advanced stage.
Available data shows, the TP No-1 covers part of the mauzs like Sahajpur, Narogada, Sijuput, and Paikrapur. TP No-2 covers parts of Tamando and Bijipur mauzas; TP-3 covers parts of Nuagan and Paikarapur; and, TP-4 covers part of Shyamsundarpur mauza. In total, these four schemes cover around 1600 acers envisaged to accommodate around 1.50 lakh population with basic urban amenities. As per initial estimate, around Rs.749 cr would be invested for development of different infrastructure. VC Sri Singh appraised that with initial investment for development of the infrastructure, the schemes would generate self-supporting revenue.
Principal secretary housing and urban development G. Mathivathanan, principal secretary revenue and disaster management Satyabrata Sahu, principal secretary finance Vishal Kumar Dev, principal secretary panchayati raj and Ashok Kumar Meena along with senior officers from concerned departments and agencies participated in the discussions.