CM Mr. Chouhan takes decision to respect popular feeling
Bhopal, May 17, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan): The Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the site of smart city in Bhopal will now be shifted to north TT Nagar from the earlier proposed Shivaji Nagar respecting the popular opinion and keeping intact the greenery and beauty of the area. Civic facilities in Shivraji Nagar will be further maximized, he added. Addressing a high level review meeting on smart city proposal at Mantralaya here today, the Chief Minister said that constructing high rise building would be unjust keeping in view the greenery and aesthetic value of town planning in Shivaji Nagar. Therefore the decision of shifting the smart city site from Shivaji Nagar to North T.T. Nagar has been taken. The open flowing nullahs would be taken care of and massive plantations would be taken up, he said. Mr. Chouhan asked the concerning authorities to start necessary preparations for the new site. It may be noted here that land measuring 280 hectare is available at North T.T. Nagar while Shivaji Nagar had 332.98 acre. Residential, commercial projects and civic facilities were proposed here. The Chief Secretary Mr. Anthony De Sa, principal secretary to C.M. Mr. Iqbal Singh Bains, principal secretary Mr. S.K. Mishra, Commissioner Urban Development Mr. Vivek Agrawal, Mayor Bhopal Mr. Alok Sharma, Collector Bhopal Mr. Nishant Varvade, Commissioner Nagar Nigam Mrs. Chhavi Bharadwaj and senior officers attended the meeting.