IT Park

The Government of Chhattisgarh (GoC) recognized the importance of the IT sector early and as a result was the first state in India to form rules under the IT Act. The State’s IT Policy has been designed to achieve the Governments vision of creating an ‘e’nabled Society effectively contributing to the Social and Economic Development
of the State, where there are no islands of elitism or isolated conclaves of wisdom. As stated in the IT Policy, the GoC is keen to develop an IT Park in order to develop the IT industry in the state.

The new capital city being developed by the GoC – Naya Raipur – has been identified as an ideal location for the proposed IT Park. One of the first tasks taken up by the government of the newly formed Chhattisgarh state was to develop a planned new capital city. Thus, it formed the Capital Area Development Authority (CADA) and conceptualized the creation of the Naya Raipur city.

Naya Raipur is being developed being as a modern, state-of-the-art capital city that will provide attractive infrastructure, residential and socio-cultural facilities to its inhabitants. The new capital city is being developed adjacent to Raipur city and is close to the National Highway Nos 6 and 43, covering an area of 7900 hectares. Its close proximity to Raipur’s Mana airport, now proposed to be upgraded to an
international airport, is also seen as a key advantage. Naya Raipur is being developed being as a modern, state-of-the-art capital city that will provide attractive infrastructure, residential and socio-cultural facilities to its
inhabitants. The new capital city is being developed adjacent to Raipur city and is close to the National Highway Nos 6 and 43, covering an area of 7900 hectares. Its close proximity to Raipur’s Mana airport, now proposed to be upgraded to an international airport, is also seen as a key advantage.

Project Location

As a part of the new development plan, land use zones have been earmarked for the Naya Raipur Area. In the Western corner of the planned Naya Raipur City, in proximity to the Airport and proposed Convention Center, around 225 ha of land has been earmarked for development of IT Park. This site is at a distance of only 30 km approx. from Raipur.

The earmarked land is mostly a barren land. There are a few villages in the area and the villagers are mainly associated with rice cultivation and livestock rearing. Land for the Project shall be provided free of encumbrances to the developer by NRDA. Since there are pockets of settlements in the allocated land, unavailability of land with
clear land title may become a hindrance to implementation of Project in PPP format. Hence, NRDA would have to examine the land titles and earmark contiguous vacant land tract for the proposed IT Park.

Project Focus
The main focus is to develop an Information Technology (IT) Park on Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the new capital city, Naya Raipur, in the state of Chhattisgarh.

Objectives of the Consulting Assignment
The objectives of this consultancy are:
a) To carry out Demand Assessment studies for assessing likely demand for space by investors in the proposed ‘IT Park’;
b) To prepare a Techno-Economic Feasibility Report including the conceptual Master Plan, Cost Estimation and Financial Viability for the ‘IT Park’ that can be used by the potential developers of the Park for submitting their bids.
c) Preparing Technical Specifications, Development Brief and Performance Parameters to be provided in the bidding documents.
d) Assist NRDA/ IIDC in evaluation of Technical Bids.