Sarita, 35, just isn’t eager to maneuver out of Rakhi village positioned inside Naya Raipur, the brand new capital metropolis of Chhattisgarh being constructed on an space of 8,013 hectares. Sarita and her husband, a vegetable vendor, aren’t fairly certain about dwelling a life in one of many tiny 400 sq ft flats constructed by the Naya Raipur Improvement Authority (NRDA) in a newly constructed resettlement colony throughout the new capital metropolis.

“We’ve got nothing towards the compensation package deal per se. However can we get this sort of contemporary air in a closed flat,” asks Sarita. Her buddy Leela and most others from her village have already moved out of the village, and at the moment are dwelling in government-built homes positioned a kilometre away.

Leela says her household obtained a compensation of Rs 6.9 lakh per acre for his or her two acres, with a written dedication from the authority that her household would obtain Rs 15,000 per acre for the subsequent 20 years with an increment of Rs 750 added yearly. Naya Raipur, which will likely be totally practical solely in 2031 and is predicted to deal with 5.6 lakh individuals by then, could provide the brand new authorities just a few classes because it goes about translating its imaginative and prescient for 100 good cities into actuality.

“There are causes to consider that the brand new authorities’s plan to construct 100 new cities has its origin in Naya Raipur. Prime minister [then chief minister of Gujarat] Narendra Modi visited town in 2012 and he tweeted about it too, within the context of Varanasi,” says N Baijendra Kumar, principal secretary to the Chhattisgarh chief minister and chairman of NRDA. Because the Naya Raipur expertise reveals, the most important hurdle to constructing a brand new metropolis in India is the method of buying land and resettling present villagers.

“We made a acutely aware resolution of not disturbing 44 out of 45 villages positioned inside town. We’ve got upgraded their infrastructure with out dislocating the villagers. In case of 1 village [Rakhi], the rehabilitation was essential, because the village is positioned too near the brand new mantralaya [secretariat],” Kumar provides.

As world-class facilities together with star lodges, an 18-hole golf course, a conference centre, an IT particular financial zone, procuring malls and college complexes are being constructed within the new metropolis, villagers with land are turning into crorepatis in a single day. Meet Jodha Ram Sahu who fortunately moved right into a 1,000 sq ft house after surrendering 18 acres of land that he and his household had in Rakhi village. Sahu’s compensation: a cool Rs 1.25 crore.

“I utilized a part of my compensation to purchase 28 acres of agriculture land, 30 km away from right here. These are inside areas, however with this new metropolis changing into totally practical right here, that land too will fetch larger costs,” Sahu says. Officers and ministers have totally operational workplaces within the new metropolis. The Jindal Group has acquired 34 acres of land within the new metropolis and is constructing its state company workplace.

Among the many public sector corporations, Container Company of India (Concor) that comes underneath the executive management of Indian Railways has purchased land to construct an workplace within the new metropolis. As extra infrastructure will get created — an underground electrical energy and telecommunication community, amongst different tasks — extra corporations will comply with.

Supply hyperlink