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Bhubaneswar Development Authority Reviews Key Projects with New Chairman

Bhubaneswar: Vice Chairman of the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), Balwant Singh, along with senior BDA officials, met with Dr. Krushna Chandra Mahapatra, the newly appointed Minister of Housing & Urban Development and Public Enterprises, and Chairman of the BDA. The delegation congratulated Dr. Mahapatra on his new role and provided updates on ongoing and future projects.

During the meeting, Vice Chairman Balwant Singh highlighted several key initiatives, including affordable housing projects, road construction, park development, town planning, and the comprehensive development plan (CDP) for the extended area of Bhubaneswar. Discussions also covered new initiatives aimed at advancing the State Capital’s development in alignment with Odisha Vision 2036 and Vikshit Bharat Vision 2047.

The Honorable Minister emphasized the importance of promptly addressing public grievances and urged BDA officials to plan and implement new initiatives for the overall development of Bhubaneswar. Dr. Mahapatra highlighted the necessity of strict enforcement against land encroachment and advocated for a transparent and speedy process for converting leasehold properties to freehold.

Furthermore, the Minister underscored the critical need to address the city’s flooding issues. He instructed the BDA to identify the root causes and implement effective measures to mitigate the problem. Dr. Mahapatra also requested a detailed plan for the rejuvenation of the Gangua River, aiming to enhance the city’s environmental sustainability and resilience.

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