BHUBANESWAR: The comprehensive development plan (CDP) for Cuttack development plan area (CDPA) was finally notified on Sunday. The plan envisages around two-and-a-half times increase in land used for residential purpose from 9.92 per cent at present to 23 per cent by 2030.
The CDP suggested creation of 12,000 houses for economically weaker sections (EWS) category to rehabilitate the existing slum dwellers. Among others, it advocated construction of 5,000 low-income housing units in Sikharpur zone and re-densification of the area besides development of new housing colonies and townships in Barang, Gopalpur and Nirgundi. This will include apartments and gated colonies, high-rise apartments in areas with relaxed height norms and increased floor area ratio (FAR) provision. The eco-sensitive area of Mundali has been plannes for resort housing and lagoons. While Barang has been planned as an activity centre with high-end housing projects, government and corporate offices besides IT special economic zone, Gopalpur has been marked for high-end group housing projects by developers. Read more
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