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Tag: Bhubaneswar Development Authority

COVID19 Lockdown: Parks Reopen In Bhubaneswar, Masks Mandatory For Visitors

Bhubaneswar: After remaining shut for almost two months due to Covid-19 lockdown, major parks in Bhubaneswar were thrown open to public from today following easing of some restrictions by the State government. As per reports, four parks including Buddha Jayanti Park, Madhusudan Das Park, IG Park and Forest Park in the capital city have been […]

Bhubaneswar Development Authority Organises Park Utsav

Bhubaneswar: With the motto, ‘Let’s appreciate our parks’, Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) on Sunday organised Park Utsav in the Smart city. The Park Utsav, organised on the lines of Patha Utsav (street fest), will be organised at seven locations for seven consecutive Sundays, informed senior officials of BDA. “Bhubaneswar is fortunate enough to have 100 […]

Kochi High-Rise Demolition - Will BDA Use Implosion To Raze 147 Illegal Buildings In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: As many as 343 waterfront flats built in the complexes violating the Coastal Regulation Zone norms in Kerala were recently demolished following Supreme Court’s order. This has raised speculations when the illegal high-rises in Odisha, especially in Bhubaneswar, will face similar action. While the fate of such apartments in Bhubaneswar is still unclear, the […]

BDA Official Lands In Vigilance Net Over Disproportionate Assets

Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance Department today conducted raids at the residence of an official of Bhubaneswar Development Authority(BDA) and four other places in Bhubaneswar and Jagatsinghpur on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. As per reports, the raids were conducted at residence and office of Section Officer Bibhuti Bhushan Ray in […]

Officials To Paddle To Office Once In Week In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The city administration in the capital city of Odisha on Wednesday asked all employees to come to office on cycle or by walking once in a week to promote a better city environment, healthy lifestyle and sustainable urban habitat. The city administration comprising Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL), Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and Bhubaneswar […]

Illegal Parking Fee: BDA Serves Notice To Shopping Malls, Hospitals

Bhubaneswar: Taking cognizance of the collection of parking fees ‘illegally’ despite restrictions, Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) on Monday issued notices to as many as 14 hospitals and shopping malls in the city for violating off-street parking norms. The notices have been served to- Symphony Mall (Rudrapur), The World Mall (Madhusudan Nagar), Forum Mart (Kharavela Nagar), […]

Illegal houses on govt land razed at Haldipadia slum in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Around six houses that were illegally constructed on government land at Haldipadia slum were razed to ground in a special drive undertaken by the joint enforcement squad of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday. All the unauthorized constructions were demolished amidst tight security arrangements by Commissionerate Police. The authorities […]

'Light Sculpture Project' underway in Smart City

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has taken up the illumination of three major flyovers under its ambitious ‘light sculpture project’. State-of-the-art LED lighting arrangements have been made at Vani Vihar, Jaydev Vihar and Acharya Vihar flyovers in the first phase. The work for LED lighting work for the three flyovers is on the verge […]

Open air museum in Bhubaneswar to have scrap sculptures

Bhubaneswar: To boot socio-cultural art of the State, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) in association with Artists Network Promoting Indian Culture (ANPIC) has been constructing an open air sculpture museum in five acres of land at Kalinga Nagar here. As many as 21 artists from 14 countries have congregated to create sculptures from waste materials […]

Odisha panel to aid seismic mapping of Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has set up a committee to facilitate a team from the Ministry of Earth Sciences conducting a seismic micro-zonation mapping for the entire Bhubaneswar Development Plan Area (BDPA), an official said. The team of experts from the ministry has started the initial survey for the purpose. Bhubaneswar is a leading city […]

BDA, BMC demolish encroachments in Jaydev Vihar

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) are intensifying their eviction drive to address man-made flooding in ‘Smart City’ Bhubaneswar. After razing down encroachments near the ISKCON temple and Nayapalli area, the city administration is now focussing on unclogging the Drain no 4 near Jaydev Vihar by demolishing the structures […]

Eviction drive near Kalinga Stadium ahead of Men's Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: With less than four months remaining for the Men’s Hockey World Cup to be played at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, the authorities of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) undertook a special drive to clear encroachments near the stadium today. The eviction drive was taken up alongside gate no-9 of […]

DQ Row: Odisha to initiate criminal proceedings against multiple plot holders

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Tuesday decided to initiate criminal proceedings against persons who have availed multiple plots under the discretionary quota (DQ) by submitting false affidavits. Informing the development after reviewing status of the development based on Taradutt Task Force Committee, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi directed for criminal proceedings against the violators under Bhubaneswar […]

Resentment over Vishwakarma temple demolition plans

Bhubaneswar: Resentment is brewing among locals over proposed demolition plans of a Vishwakarma temple located adjacent to the Kalinga Stadium by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) ahead of Hockey World Cup in 2018. The committee of the Vishwakarma temple raised its opposition after BMC, BDA authorities served a notice regarding the […]

Singapore based Surbana Jurong wins bid to design Bhubaneswar Town Centre

Bhubaneswar: The bid to design Bhubaneswar Town Centre (BTC) project, the first such transit-oriented development (TOD) project in country, has been won by a Singapore-based company Surbana Jurong. The BTC project is being developed by the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) with a cost of over Rs 8 crores on around 12 acres of land. East […]

Bhubaneswar Railway station to get heritage look

Bhubaneswar: An agreement will be inked soon between the State government and the Railways Ministry to give the Bhubaneswar railway station a smart look. The decision was taken during a meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary AP Padhi at the State Secretariat today. As per the decision, the railway station will get a heritage […]

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Translocated trees finds new ground in Smart City

Bhubaneswar: In what could emerge as best possible way to address global warming, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has adopted process of ‘translocation of trees’ instead of cutting them for undertaking expansion or any development project in the Smart City. The horticulture wing of the development authority has successfully shifted over 450 trees within the […]

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‘Music in Park’ to enthral aficionados in Utkal Divas

Bhubaneswar: In a refreshing break from practice, Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) will be showcasing Odissi music to commemorate 82nd formation of Odisha as a separate state. As functions of different forms will mark the observance of Utkal Divas elsewhere, the recital of Odissi music to enthral the music aficionados would be the added attraction of […]

Land scam in Bhubaneswar
Govt Land Belongs to Everyone But Govt!

By Sandeep Sahu Some time at the beginning of the 1990s, an acquaintance offered this author a piece of land near Bahai Bhavan, close to the already bustling CRPF Square, for Rs 10, 000. Even after making allowance for the fact that the ‘offer’ was made over two and a half decades ago, this was […]

WRI India to provide hassle-free traffic, better intra-city transport in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: To ensure hassle-free traffic and better intra-city transport service, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the World Resources Institute (WRI) India. “Initially we will focus on four sectors such as public transport through city buses, ‘Street for All’ or ‘Complete Street Programme’ (safety measures on main roads […]

195 illegal apartments to be demolished in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: As many as 195 illegal apartments will be destroyed in the Capital city of Bhubaneswar, informed Housing and Urban Development minister, Pushpendra Singhdeo in the Assembly today. While furnishing a written replying to the question of MLA Chandrasekhar Majhi, Singhdeo noted “There are 1415 apartments and high rises have been approved by the Bhubaneswar […]

Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj to perform at IG Park on Dec 17

Bhubaneswar: Bringing delight among music lovers in denizens, eminent Hindustani Classical Singer Padma Vibhusan Pandit Jasraj will perform at the Indira Gandhi Park in Bhubaneswar at 6 pm on December 17 as a part of the ‘Music In The Park’ programme organised jointly by the SPIC MACAY and the Bhubaneswar Development Authority. Along with Pandit […]

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Discretionary quota row: Tourism minister served notice

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has served a show-cause notice to Tourism and Culture minister Ashok Panda for availing multiple plots/houses under the discretionary quota (DQ) allotment of the government. Housing and Urban Development minister Pushpendra Singhdeo revealed this information while replying to a written question posed by Prafulla Majhi in the Assembly recently. […]