Bhubaneswar19/10/19:: Institute of Town Planners, Odisha Regional Chapter, organised East Zone Conference on “Transit Oriented Development” and “Future Sports City, Bhubaneswar” here on Saturday.
Housing and Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena said Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation and Bhubaneswar Development Authority are working together for the planned and orderly development of Bhubaneswar.
However, the private sector is also required to be encouraged in the provision of infrastructure in the town, he added.
The Minister also opined for the re-densification of core areas of Bhubaneswar for fast mobility for which strong and planned transport network is required to be provided along with high density mixed land-use connecting transport nodes.
BDA vice-chairman Prem Chandra Chaudhary informed that applying transport oriented development will differ from city to city.
He emphasized that basic amenities are required to be provided to create a livable environment in towns and cities.
Prof. D.S. Meshram, Institute of Town Planners president, highlighted that while adopting Transit Oriented Development concept in cities, extra care is required to be taken in the existing areas.
As far as the application of TOD concept in the new growth centres, the planners have to take into consideration that the story of the existing transit nodes in not repeated, he added.