A2Z for Nagpur a global city by 2020
I have done thought research on what all is needed to make Nagpur a world class city and arranged in A to Z sequence.
Nagpur is known as Orange city of India but there is lot required to be done to increase the quality and quantity of orange production so that we get known as Orange City of World. Other than oranges there is a good scope for improvement of other corps such as cotton, soya etc.
2) BRTS & Metro
Bus Rapid Transportation system will reduce the congestion, accidents and faster speed for common men. METRO will be ultimate gift for Nagpur to have better transport system for masses and will reduce pollution and traffic on roads.
3) Convention Center, Exhibitions Conferences
Nagpur is centrally located and can be developed central city for exhibitions and conferences. For that world class convention centre with big exhibition place is required just like Pragati Medan in Delhi. This will also attract good hotels to come up in city.
4) Development plan
A detailed long term and comprehensive city development plan is needed for organised and sustainable development of city.
5) Energy Hub
Nagpur is surrounded by coal mines and in future gas pipeline running from west coast to east coast will pass near Nagpur. Nagpur can be developed as energy hub provided these plants are constructed with high level environment norms. Possibility of setting up of oil refinery may be explored in view of gas pipeline which can than cater to entire central India. Modern development is impossible if energy is not available onn cheap rate.
6) Flora and Fauna
Nagpur is number 1 green city of India and surrounded by several tiger reserve forests. Focused efforts are required to increase flora and fauna of the city so that we can maintain number 1 status for years to come.
7) Gorewada Zoo when developed will become one of the great attractions for tourists and for residents of central India.
8) Healthcare & NMC HOSPITALS
Nagpur have potential to become hub of health care and cater central india as well as nearby countries if international connectivity improves. There are lots of NMC hospitals and dispensaries which are presently in pathetic situation. PPP model can improve the effectiveness of these establishments.
9) Industries & IT sector
Due to its central location, agriculture crops, mineral availability Nagpur has good potential for becoming an industrial and IT base. With More than 40 engineering colleges in surrounding area skilled manpower can be available which is presently fleeing to Pune and Hyderabad.
10) Judiciary and police
Nagpur is fortunate to have High court bench but justice in time is missing. Though a peaceful city still lot of scope is available for improvement of governance and safety of the people.
11) Knowledge city & NMC schools
As I mentioned earlier Nagpur is having more than 40 engineering colleges and lots of other educational institutions. It can become knowledge city on the pattern of Dubai. Like NMC hospital NMC schools can also be made more efficient and effective with support of public private partnership (PPP).
12) Logistics, ICD, Warehousing & MIHAN
Central location of Nagpur and MIHAN in its pocket it can be developed as biggest logistic and warehousing hub of Central india. Nagpur is also having ICD which need to be promoted and make more efficient.
Vidarbha is rich in minerals. Coal, Manganese, iron ore is available in ample quantity. Proper government policies can make prosper whole region and Nagpur particularly.
14) Nag River, Pili nadi & other water bodies
Presently nag river and Pili Nadi is in pathetic condition due to discharge of sewage and industrial and domestic effluent into it. Both the rivers can be made clean and beautified. Nagpur has few very good water bodies in the city and surrounding the city. These can be developed for water sport and touris places.
Nagpur is Zero mile of India and have potential to become tourist attraction point central point for trade and Industry.
16) Population and Slum control
Nagpur is heading towards becoming metro and cosmopolitan city. Which is giving rise to increase in population. Population increase is boon as well as doom if it is not managed properly. Nagpur has more than 400 slums and quality of life in surrounding is diminishing severely. There must be proper plan for slum improvement and inflow of people in the city.
17) Quality of Life
Pune and Bengaluru is example of deteriorating quality of life due to development of city. NMC & NIT need to be proactive and fast enough in providing infrastructure, cleanliness, greenery etc so that citizens of Nagpur do not curse the development.
18) Roads and Bridges
Growing city needs lots of bridges and roads for decongestion of traffic. Delhi is a example of that. In last few years Delhi has come up with hundreds of bridges and kilometers of roads which has bettered the life of people there. Nagpur should also be planned to build enough roads and several bridges.
19) Satellite towns
Due to its central location several national highways and state highways are passing through Nagpur. There are many small town such as Kamptee, Katol, Kalmeshwar, Bazargaon, Bela, Butibori etc can be developed as satellite town and connect with buses, metro etc so that pressure on central Nagpur can be reduced. That will help in developing trade and industry.
20) Tigers, Tourism & heritage buildings
Nagpur is declared as Tiger capital of India because many tiger corridors are in surrounding of Nagpur and Nagpur Airport is connecting point for animal life lovers. Nagpur has few heritage building which require upkeep and make it attractive for tourists. Nagpur has great potential for developing tourism destination of India.
Due to poor development of trade, tourism. IT and Industry unemployed youth population is increasing particularly who has no option but to live in Nagpur due to their parents. Salary level is also low due to gap in supply and demand.
22) VIdarbha State
Creating a separate state VIDARBHA is only answer for developing and growing Nagpur as capital city and not as second capital of Maharashtra. We have example like chhatisgarh, Jharkhand, uttarajhand, Uttaranchal and now Telangana which is developing past compared to Vidarbha. Nagpur has all the infrastructure readily available to become state capital.
23) Waste Management, pollution and Environment
The highest institution of India on environment is situated in Nagpur. This is a matter of pride for India. Nagpur is also one of the best managed city from garbage point of view. But still lot need to be done. Segregation of waste at the source, training of residents in waste disposal, waste to energy plants, enhancing capacity of STPs and new STPs is must to maintain environment friendly Nagpur.
Several plans mentioned above is already known to bureaucrats and politicians of Nagpur city but the need is to expedite the work before it becomes chaos city.
25) Youth development and Sports.
Youth of Nagpur is feeling that they are living in a big village. There are no much entertainment facilities or events are there in Nagpur and not much opportunities are available for Nagpur Youth to grow and develop. Cricket, football, hockey and other sports to be encouraged at school level and create and maintain facility for same.
26) Zeal of Politicians and Bureaucrats
Above Vision 2020 of Nagpur is not possible if our politicians and bureaucrats are not enthusiastic about making Nagpur a world class city.