Every city or state has a development authority that looks after the growth and expansion of the city. It focuses on the real estate development plans, its infrastructure enhancement etc. In India, Development Authorities play a vital role in the upliftment and systematic functioning of the areas under their jurisdiction. The Development Authorities in India mainly concentrate on the improving living conditions of the residential spaces and effective management of commercial properties. One such reputed statutory agency is the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA).
About Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA):
Bhubaneswar, capital of the Orissa State, has influenced the development of its own space and the neighborhood. BDA came into existence on 1st September, 1983; this initiative was taken by the Government of Orissa. The operational area is stretched over almost 158 revenue villages of Bhubaneswar, Jatni and Khurda. The main objectives of BDA are creating and executing development plans, framing policies for the speedy growth of the cities, augmentation of connectivity via roads and railways, infrastructure facilities, making provisions for basic amenities water supply, sewage and drainage facilities and other such social responsibilities. Apart from these duties BDA also strives to achieve progress in the realty market which includes construction of housing projects with a recreational area and lush greenery in the vicinity, setting up of shopping malls, commercial complexes etc.
Recreational area Projects from BDA:
BDA Nicco Park: It is an amusement park which was built by Nicco group in association with Bhubaneswar Development authority in the year 1997. The park offers variety of amusement for the children; it has a beautiful artificial lake. The area is covered with lush greenery and amazing rides. It is one of the favorite hangout places in the city.
Mahatma Gandhi Park: It is one of the well-known parks in Bhubaneswar developed by BDA. The main attraction of this park is the Mahatma Gandhi statue, sitting in a prayer position. The park is located opposite to Swosti Plaza Hotel. The park offers natural and the fresh environment, stunning landscape and enticing fountain.
Budha Jayanti Park: This is another beautiful park developed by BDA that encompasses lakes, lush greenery, Buddha Statue, endearing trees and shrubs. This is one of the best places for to spend stress-free evenings with the family.
Housing projects by BDA:
Bhubaneswar Development Authority has done a commendable job in the development and enhancement of housing projects in the city and its environs. All income groups are benefited by the housing plans presented by BDA. Especially the lower and the middle income groups are favored by these housing schemes. The main duty of the development authorities like BDA is to provide haven to the citizens who cannot afford the high prices of the real estate housing projects.
Some of the upcoming residential schemes by BDA are:
BDA plays an important part in the transformation of Bhubaneswar into one of the much developed cities in India. The economical real estate and the excellent living conditions have attracted the MNCs and Foreign Direct Investments; it has also opened doors for expansion of the IT sector in Bhubaneswar.