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Institute of Town Planners organised East Zone Conference on “Transit Oriented Development”

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.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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