Naya Raipur, India
Naya Raipur is a city located between National Highways NH-6 and NH-43, about 17 km south-east of 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 caters to the infrastructural needs of industry and trade in the region. Naya Raipur is surrounded by the cities of Raipur, Arang, Mahasamund, Rajim and Abhanpur. Naya Raipur covers an area of about 8000 hectares. It includes 41 villages out of which 27 villages form the core of Naya Raipur. During the renovation of villages for the construction of Naya Raipur, it displaced the population of one village.
Naya Raipur is India's sixth planned city after Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Bhubaneshwar (Odisha), Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Chandigarh (Punjab & Haryana), and Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra), and fourth among the capital cities.
The city is expected to house about 4.5 lakh (450,000) people within a decade. Provisions have been made for its expansion and to upgrade infrastructure in the future.
Objectives of the city are:
- A servicing hub not only in the manufacturing of goods but also in the information technology and bio-technology sectors
- A financial centre of the region
- Hub of trade and hospitality sectors in Naya Raipur
- Hub of cultural services which would supplement the local economy
- Hub of affordable and high quality medical services
- Hub of quality educational facilities; will strive to develop as a knowledge base
Naya Raipur railway station is a proposed railway station for the Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The station will be built with price of 100 crores which will connect Udyog Nagar, Central Business Street, Muktanagana and Kendri village. Raipur Junction is the nearest railway station.
Swami Vivekananda Airport (10 kms away) is the nearest airport, that serves both the old and new city.