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Govt to build cheap houses
Dec 03, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: The state government plans to build 5,300affodable houses at the cost of Rs 5.4 lakh each and make those available to the economically weaker sections (EWS) for Rs 2.69 lakh through three housing projects.
Buildings to be made friendly for disabled
Dec 02, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: With International Day for Persons with Disabilities being observed on December 3, citizens' groups and experts have advocated barrier-free access facilities for disabled persons at public buildings like offices, shopping malls, healthcare institutions, banks, community and religious institutions in the city.
Builders eye the rich, bank on penthouses
Nov 12, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: At a time when the majority of builders in the city are concentrating on creation of low cost houses to overcome the sluggish market, some prominent ones are coming up with luxury penthouses with price tag of above Rs 1 crore.
BDA asked to earmark land for affordable housing project
Oct 31, 2013
BHUBATIESWAR: State Housing and Urban Development (H&UD) department has asked Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) to take advance possession of 96.24 acre of land at Gothapatana on the outskirts of the city for construction of houses under the Scheme for Affordable Urbul Housing in Orissa, 2012:
BDA seeks support from private players for city parks
Sep 27, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: While several beautification projects, commissioned by private companies are crying for maintenance, the state government has roped in several corporate houses and banks appealing them to adopt the city parks for their upkeep.
BDA gives a shove to lake project in capital
Sep 17, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: The much-awaited lake project near Satya Nagar crematorium here has been put on fast track. The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) recently completed a survey of slum dwellers, residing at the proposed site. "It is an unauthorized slum. The slum dwellers will be rehabilitated in three transit accommodation centres in the city," BDA vice-chairman Vishal Dev said.
BDA day: CM lays stones for housing projects
Sep 03, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: In the occasion of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) Divas on Sunday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid foundation stones for three big-budget housing projects worth Rs 238 crore for the economically weaker sections (EWS) at different locations on the city outskirts.
BDA plans to develop open space
Aug 26, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has decided to renovate and beautify an open space of 1.5 acre in Ananta Vihar near Pokhariput. It is part of the steps taken by BDA to minimise the misuse of open space in the city.
Civic body to look after BDA housing colonies
Aug 23, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has decided to hand over the development of infrastructure and other basic amenities in three housing colonies developed by it to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).
Housing plot scheme left in lurch
Aug 08, 2013
KHURDA: The housing plot allotment scheme of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), aimed at providing land to build houses for people here at an affordable price, has failed to take off. Five years have passed after its stone-laying ceremony.
BDA inks MoU with AMC to replicate success of TP in Bhubaneswar
Aug 07, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: INSPIRED by the success of town planning (TP) in Ahmedabad, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), today signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ahmadabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in the State Secretariat, The MoU has augment­ed BDA to replicate town planning model of Gujarat in peripheral areas of Jagasara.
BDA grievance cell turns a flop show
Aug 03, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: Bhubaneswar Development Authority's (BD'A) grievance cell that was started Friday, dedicated to resolve planning-wing related complaints received lukewarm re­sponse from the citizens.
BDA proposes Tatkal plan approval
Jul 25, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has done a Railways. Beginning August 5, it will introduce a Tatkal Scheme for dishing out quick approval of building plans.
BDA to set up complaints cell
Jul 20, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has decided to set up a special redressal sys­tem to resolve planning-wing re­lated grievances instantly.
Govt acts on land allotment irregularities in Bhubaneswar
May 29, 2013
The state government has swung into damage control mode after Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) recently pointed out gross irregularities in land allotment in the city. It has decided to recover money from the allotees, who got land at concession without justification, and verify all discretionary quota allotments made between 1983 and 1999.
BDA decides to implement RTPS Act
Dec 26, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: Bhubaneswar Development Authority has decided to implement Right to Public Service (RTPS) Act for housing plan approval process from January 1 at a time the government is planning to apply it in 31 other services.
Crackdown order on building norm violators
Dec 07, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: The state government has pulled up the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) for failing to curb violation of building regulations in the city.
SC relief to Bhubaneswar Development Authority on jurisdiction row
Oct 02, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) on Monday overcame an important legal hurdle on its jurisdiction with the Supreme Court issuing a stay on a March 27 Orissa high court order, which had prevented the civic authority from annexing 50 revenue villages under its fold. The Odisha government had moved the apex court challenging the HC order, which had quashed its 2003 notificatio
Real time problems dog realty work
Sep 25, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: Plans for new housing projects in more than 550 villages are stuck since the past six months because of uncertainty over the competent authority to accord approval. The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has stopped entertaining applications seeking approval to build houses in these areas following Orissa High Court's March 27 order restricting the agency's jurisdiction only to
Residents of Chandrasekharpur colony accuse BDA of cheating
Jul 26, 2012
Bhubaneswar, July 25: Residents of BDA Colony in Chandrasekharpur are up in arms because they allege the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has cheated them of four acres of land. They alleged that 11.44 acres of the total colony land shown in sale deeds actually measures 7.44 acres, and the BDA was not allowing residents of the colony to build boundary walls. The authorities claimed tha
Home steep home-Bhubaneswar Development Authority
Jul 22, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: Just when the realty market in the city started burgeoning five years ago, Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) almost withdrew as a housing developer, leaving the sector to the monopoly of private builders. Had the BDA remained a dominant player, the city's exorbitant housing prices may have been more reasonable, feel experts. Despite housing being one of its key thrust areas,

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