"No neighbourhood or district, no matter how well established, prestigious or well heeled and no matter how intensely populated for one purpose, can flout the necessity for spreading people through time of day without frustrating its potential for generating diversity."

-Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

With the intent of developing a pilot ‘Smart District’ that applies the features of Smart Cities in a defined area, the citizens of Bhubaneswar through online and offline polling voted unanimously for the Bhubaneswar Town Centre District.

The boundary of the district, covering an area of 985 acres, is defined by properties fronting Janpath Road on the east, Udyan Marg on the south, railway tracks on the west, and Maharishi College Road on the north. Key city landmarks in the district include: Ashoka Market, Master Canteen Chowk, Bhubaneswar Railway Station, City Bus Terminal, Ram Mandir, Rajmahal Chowk and its immediate surroundings.

With a potential of transforming into Bhubaneswar’s central business district, the area presents an opportunity to promote transit and pedestrian oriented development that will ultimately help in leveraging a self-contained district. The district hinges on the principle of bringing together people, jobs, and services connected with each other primarily by walking, cycle or public transport as primary modes along with improved infrastructure facilities.

To make city centre in the heart of Bhubaneswar that becomes a destination of activity for all ages and income group, please vote for the smart features that can be embraced and adapted to better suit the local context.

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