Swapnil Jukunte 's Entries

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  • 09 Oct 2018
    The concept of smart cities in India is not entirely new. Visionary politicians, including former PM P.V. Narasimha Rao and former CM of West Bengal, Dr B.C. Roy, already had a concept of smart urban and semi-urban cities several decades back. It was this current ruling dispensation at the centre, the NDA, led by BJP, which took an official stance on this long-overdue issue. India’s smart city project was launched with much fanfare in 2015. Most such municipalities are yet to take off, others beset by infrastructural or decision-making lapses. The picture is indeed gloomy. This is where Atal Nagar, formerly known as New Raipur, shines like a beacon in the darkness, showing other cities and states how it is done. Of particular note is the CBD in Atal Nagar, which, sooner rather than later, will be a model for other cities to emulate. Atal Nagar formula The reason behind Atal Nagar’s lustre has three main points: a robust decision-making process, the right mixture of technology and urban planning, and this process of land rehabilitation in Atal Nagar. Returning to CBD in Atal Nagar, here are all three areas where it has set high standards. The success of this model city is a superb and timely example of what federal and state governments, along with local authorities, can achieve if they decide to work together. 3 ways where Central Business District in Atal Nagar stands out Almost all of the major cities have a CBD. New Raipur, Atal Nagar now, was late join to the bandwagon. But these three points given below will spell out how the late entrant is turning the tide. Planning and executing projects Raipur’s CBD is divided into two separate areas, one commercial and one retail, both with their respective governing councils. This retail complex is a B+G+6 storied building complete with restaurants and roof-top dining facilities. Offices are on the second floor and up. The ground and the first floors house shops and other commercial establishments. This commercial complex has taller buildings and is spread over larger areas. Both these entities have the state-of-the-art fire-fighting equipment, emergency exits, and industrial scale air conditioning. Mixing business and recreation A problem with real estate in India and its developmental aspect is poor planning. Atal Nagar’s CBD blends the two much-needed products a globally competitive smart city’s biz hub needs: work and fun. You can thus leave your office in the evening and head on straight to a cafeteria of your choice. Spend quality time with friends or colleagues. The world over, the way of doing business is changing. While those changes are coming to India, their percolation is slow. Atal Nagar has shown how these new-age ideas should be implemented. Going green The CBD in Atal Nagar is one of the city’s avant-garde aspects where green living is the buzzword. LED streetlights brighten up the leafy avenues without wasting electricity. Garbage disposal is smart and sewage treatment plants state-of-the-art. Add rainwater harvesting to this list, and you have a city that never sleeps, with an environment-friendly demeanour. Building the future a step at a time It is small wonder that many global businesses are making a beeline to the town. More will come, and soon. Atal Nagar promises much and delivers well. A model city indeed, wouldn’t you agree?
    241 Posted by Swapnil Jukunte
  • The concept of smart cities in India is not entirely new. Visionary politicians, including former PM P.V. Narasimha Rao and former CM of West Bengal, Dr B.C. Roy, already had a concept of smart urban and semi-urban cities several decades back. It was this current ruling dispensation at the centre, the NDA, led by BJP, which took an official stance on this long-overdue issue. India’s smart city project was launched with much fanfare in 2015. Most such municipalities are yet to take off, others beset by infrastructural or decision-making lapses. The picture is indeed gloomy. This is where Atal Nagar, formerly known as New Raipur, shines like a beacon in the darkness, showing other cities and states how it is done. Of particular note is the CBD in Atal Nagar, which, sooner rather than later, will be a model for other cities to emulate. Atal Nagar formula The reason behind Atal Nagar’s lustre has three main points: a robust decision-making process, the right mixture of technology and urban planning, and this process of land rehabilitation in Atal Nagar. Returning to CBD in Atal Nagar, here are all three areas where it has set high standards. The success of this model city is a superb and timely example of what federal and state governments, along with local authorities, can achieve if they decide to work together. 3 ways where Central Business District in Atal Nagar stands out Almost all of the major cities have a CBD. New Raipur, Atal Nagar now, was late join to the bandwagon. But these three points given below will spell out how the late entrant is turning the tide. Planning and executing projects Raipur’s CBD is divided into two separate areas, one commercial and one retail, both with their respective governing councils. This retail complex is a B+G+6 storied building complete with restaurants and roof-top dining facilities. Offices are on the second floor and up. The ground and the first floors house shops and other commercial establishments. This commercial complex has taller buildings and is spread over larger areas. Both these entities have the state-of-the-art fire-fighting equipment, emergency exits, and industrial scale air conditioning. Mixing business and recreation A problem with real estate in India and its developmental aspect is poor planning. Atal Nagar’s CBD blends the two much-needed products a globally competitive smart city’s biz hub needs: work and fun. You can thus leave your office in the evening and head on straight to a cafeteria of your choice. Spend quality time with friends or colleagues. The world over, the way of doing business is changing. While those changes are coming to India, their percolation is slow. Atal Nagar has shown how these new-age ideas should be implemented. Going green The CBD in Atal Nagar is one of the city’s avant-garde aspects where green living is the buzzword. LED streetlights brighten up the leafy avenues without wasting electricity. Garbage disposal is smart and sewage treatment plants state-of-the-art. Add rainwater harvesting to this list, and you have a city that never sleeps, with an environment-friendly demeanour. Building the future a step at a time It is small wonder that many global businesses are making a beeline to the town. More will come, and soon. Atal Nagar promises much and delivers well. A model city indeed, wouldn’t you agree?
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  • 11 Jul 2018
    CBD in Raipur boasts of an all-inclusive master design covering its area of 350,000 square meters. This complex consists of – Roads and landscaping Wastewater and drainage system Power and telecommunication Sustainable urban transport Waste management system Financial feasibility consideration The Central Business District of this smart city is being developed by the Naya Raipur Development Authority for administrative and governmental along with private organisations. The entire area coverage is around 1.03 square km. Why not delve a bit deeper and understand what the reasons are for CBD in Raipur to grab the headlines? Location facilities Gearing up in the sector of real estate in India, the CBD has a prime geographical location and thus, quips as a lucrative commercial hub for booming businesses. It covers an area of 101.5 hectares. Moreover, NRDA has also made sure that it enjoys an esteemed address. Connectivity Perks The land rehabilitation in Naya Raipur has been structured in a manner where the entire city has been segregated into concrete sectors. Each sector has been built to serve a particular purpose. CBD is going to be built in sector 21 lying at the heart of Naya Raipur. As a result, the Central Business District’s complexes will have a direct access to every other place via BRTS and railway. Superb Development CBD in Raipur consists of 2 distinct complexes designed for retail and commercial purposes. The wholesale complex will consist of 2 blocks. The first block will host formal retail while the second block will host high-street retail. It is a B+G+6 storied structure having a wide range of dine-ins, shopping outlets and also, office spaces. The shops will occupy the ground floor and the first floor. Second floor onwards, the offices will take up the space. This commercial complex, on the other hand, will consist of 2 towers; A and C respectively. Tower A shall host B+G+9 structure having a carpet area of 18000 sq. ft. The Tower C, built in the form of B+G+11 floors, shall boast off a carpet area of 42,000 square ft. [Note: The retail and commercial complex will also include enough passenger and service elevators coupled with air conditioners and automated fire safety system.] A few extra highlights of the Central Business District for which it has become a lucrative site for real estate in India are – Natural resource allocation and usage at the optimum level. A place where recreational purposes will be served for business houses. CBD in Raipur shares NRDA’s motto of utilizing natural resources at their best possible way. Both commercial and wholesale complexes of CBD will preserve rainwater via an effective rain water harvesting system. Moreover, the entire area will also have recreational hub spots like shopping malls and movie multiplexes. Halls for social functions and banquet purposes will also make this area enjoyable and entertaining. This complex designed with extreme articulation and with the motive of making it a booming area for businesses, is taking Naya Raipur on the high road. The first ever greenfield smart city, Naya Raipur will surely make a name on the global map!  
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  • CBD in Raipur boasts of an all-inclusive master design covering its area of 350,000 square meters. This complex consists of – Roads and landscaping Wastewater and drainage system Power and telecommunication Sustainable urban transport Waste management system Financial feasibility consideration The Central Business District of this smart city is being developed by the Naya Raipur Development Authority for administrative and governmental along with private organisations. The entire area coverage is around 1.03 square km. Why not delve a bit deeper and understand what the reasons are for CBD in Raipur to grab the headlines? Location facilities Gearing up in the sector of real estate in India, the CBD has a prime geographical location and thus, quips as a lucrative commercial hub for booming businesses. It covers an area of 101.5 hectares. Moreover, NRDA has also made sure that it enjoys an esteemed address. Connectivity Perks The land rehabilitation in Naya Raipur has been structured in a manner where the entire city has been segregated into concrete sectors. Each sector has been built to serve a particular purpose. CBD is going to be built in sector 21 lying at the heart of Naya Raipur. As a result, the Central Business District’s complexes will have a direct access to every other place via BRTS and railway. Superb Development CBD in Raipur consists of 2 distinct complexes designed for retail and commercial purposes. The wholesale complex will consist of 2 blocks. The first block will host formal retail while the second block will host high-street retail. It is a B+G+6 storied structure having a wide range of dine-ins, shopping outlets and also, office spaces. The shops will occupy the ground floor and the first floor. Second floor onwards, the offices will take up the space. This commercial complex, on the other hand, will consist of 2 towers; A and C respectively. Tower A shall host B+G+9 structure having a carpet area of 18000 sq. ft. The Tower C, built in the form of B+G+11 floors, shall boast off a carpet area of 42,000 square ft. [Note: The retail and commercial complex will also include enough passenger and service elevators coupled with air conditioners and automated fire safety system.] A few extra highlights of the Central Business District for which it has become a lucrative site for real estate in India are – Natural resource allocation and usage at the optimum level. A place where recreational purposes will be served for business houses. CBD in Raipur shares NRDA’s motto of utilizing natural resources at their best possible way. Both commercial and wholesale complexes of CBD will preserve rainwater via an effective rain water harvesting system. Moreover, the entire area will also have recreational hub spots like shopping malls and movie multiplexes. Halls for social functions and banquet purposes will also make this area enjoyable and entertaining. This complex designed with extreme articulation and with the motive of making it a booming area for businesses, is taking Naya Raipur on the high road. The first ever greenfield smart city, Naya Raipur will surely make a name on the global map!  
    Jul 11, 2018 211
  • 09 Jul 2018
    Microfinance company Bharat Financial Inclusion aims to bring down cost to income ratio to 30% from 50% in FY17 ith implementation of its digital kirana project. The MFI is planning to convert 2 lakh kirana stores in semi urban and rural belts as cash transaction points by using smart phones."We will strive for a cost to income ratio of around 30% with the implementation of the Kirana Points project," Managing Director MR Rao said. Read more at:economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/59138367.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
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  • Microfinance company Bharat Financial Inclusion aims to bring down cost to income ratio to 30% from 50% in FY17 ith implementation of its digital kirana project. The MFI is planning to convert 2 lakh kirana stores in semi urban and rural belts as cash transaction points by using smart phones."We will strive for a cost to income ratio of around 30% with the implementation of the Kirana Points project," Managing Director MR Rao said. Read more at:economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/59138367.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
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