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Naya Raipur
Planned city
Atal Nagar-Nava Raipur
Left to right': Chhattisgarh state secretariat, Purkhauti Muktangan (right side), Capitol Square Sector 19 , CBD (Central Business District) Sector 21, Roads in Sector 4, Raipur and Naya Raipur BRTS , Swami Vivekananda Airport , Residential Apartments Sector 29, Nandanvan Jungle Safari sector 39.
Naya Raipur
Naya Raipur
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Naya Raipur
Naya Raipur
Naya Raipur (India)
Coordinates: 21°09′40″N 81°47′13″E / 21.161°N 81.787°E / 21.161; 81.787Coordinates: 21°09′40″N 81°47′13″E / 21.161°N 81.787°E / 21.161; 81.787
 • BodyNava Raipur Atal Nagar Vikas Pradhikaran
 • Total560,000
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91-0771
Vehicle registrationCG 04
Nearest cityRaipur, Bhilai, Durg
Lok Sabha constituencyRaipur (Lok Sabha constituency)
Civic agencyNava Raipur Atal Nagar Vikas Pradhikaran

Naya Raipur, officially known as Atal Nagar-Nava Raipur,[1] is a planned city and fully Greenfield city in Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is planned to replace Raipur as the capital city of Chhattisgarh.[2][3] The Government of Chhattisgarh, the state's administrative body is situated here. The city is located between National Highway 53 and National Highway 30, about 17 km south-east of the capital city Raipur. Swami Vivekananda Airport separates Raipur and Nava Raipur. Naya Raipur has land pool of 17000 hectares in which it covers an area of about 8000 hectares that includes 41 villages out of which 27 villages form the core of Naya Raipur

About half of the total acquired land is being used for public facilities; 23% of the land would be reserved for government and educational institutions; and 30% of the land will be used for residential and economical purposes. The city is envisaged to accommodate about 560,000 people by phase III, i.e., within 2031 as per the Master Development Plan prepared by Naya Raipur Development Authority now Nava Raipur Atal Nagar Development Authority. Provisions have been made for its expansion and to upgrade infrastructure in the future.


A comprehensive exercise was undertaken to find a perfect location for the city. An imaginary circle of 50 km radius was drawn around Raipur and this massive area was divided into four quadrants.

Each quadrant was analysed in the context of regional development, existing development, climatic factors, flora and fauna, water resources, transport network ,etc. and the efforts yielded the present site southeast of Raipur at about 15 km distance, close to Mana Airport. The site selection methodology and site profile are detailed.[4]

Mantralaya in Naya (New) Raipur
Mantralaya in Naya (New) Raipur

Nava Raipur Development Authority

After the formation of the new state of Chhattisgarh in November 2000, the state government decided to create a well planned new city for Raipur. Hence a special area has been notified under section 64 of Nagar Tatha Gramnivesh Adhiniyam 1973.

The authority thus formed is the Capital Area Development Authority (CADA) which is now called the Atal Nagar Vikas Pradhikaran (NRDA). NRDA is the nodal agency undertaking comprehensive development of this 'greenfield' city.

Chief executive officers are appointed by government and other officers and staff working under NRDA organisation.[5] Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer P. Joy Oommen is the chairman of the NRDA, while Amit Kataria is its chief executive.[6]

Vision for development

Economic base

The main activity base of Naya Raipur would be the government/state capital functions. However, a diversification of economy is desirable, which would be attained through the following activities:[9]

Planning methodology

While venturing to prepare the development plan for Naya Raipur, basic studies were made in the form of a secondary survey of data on Chandigarh (the first planned capital of a state in independent India) and Raipur, the elder sister and the most important “organic” metropolis in the region.

The space quantum against each activity/work-centre was then ascertained going by the accepted thumb-rule of the concerned industry/trade/activity, to the case of capital complex, and exact figures of government jobs were taken into consideration. The resultant space quantum was then allocated on two-dimension on the structure plan and final quantum, shape, location, was defined by exact boundaries/roads on the plan.

With iterations, the allocated spaces were again translated in terms of number of jobs and the total number of job in the city arrived at. With a population of 5.6 lakhs, the Naya Raipur City will be expected to generate approximately 2.2 lakh jobs, with an assumed workforce participation rate of 40%. The high standards of physical and social infrastructure adopted for the city will be able to cope with the maximum capacity of the city.[10]


Hidayatullah National Law University
Hidayatullah National Law University

Naya Raipur will form the hub of educational institutions in the state of Chhattisgarh. The city will have premier educational institutions shifted from Raipur. A few of them are:


Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium is a new cricket field in the city. It seats 65,000 spectators and was opened in 2008. It is the second largest cricket stadium in India and the fourth largest cricket stadium in the world by seating capacity.

The stadium was home ground for two matches for the IPL team Delhi Daredevils during the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Indian Premier League event.

The stadium hosted a half marathon, with the theme "Let us run" on 16 December 2012 to mark Vijay Diwas.[14]

See also


  1. ^ "Naya Raipur renamed Nava Raipur". Daily Pioneer. 2019.
  2. ^ Mary N. Woods (2016). Women Architects in India: Histories of Practice in Mumbai and Delhi. Taylor & Francis. p. 195. ISBN 978-1-134-77422-7. Naya Raipur, a city planned for 500,000 residents on 11,000 acres, must embody government aspirations for the entire state. It will replace the polluted, antiquated, and overcrowded old capital of Raipur.
  3. ^ "History Of Atal Nagar". Atal Nagar Vikas Pradhikaran. Retrieved 26 May 2019. Atal Nagar, as the name suggests, is the new upcoming state capital of Chhattisgarh.
  4. ^ "Tourist places Raipur Nayaraipur".
  5. ^ "Naya Raipir Development Authoritiy | About". Archived from the original on 6 April 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  6. ^ "Naya Raipir Development Authoritiy | Organization setup". Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
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  9. ^ "Naya Raipir Development Authoritiy | | Economic Base". Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
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  11. ^ "Welcome to IIIT NAYA RAIPUR | IIIT NAYA RAIPUR". Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  12. ^ International Institute of Information Technology
  13. ^ Indian Institute of Management Raipur
  14. ^ TNN (27 November 2012). "Half marathon in Naya Raipur – TOI". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2013.