In a bid to provide affordable homes to the people living in the city, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation has planned to develop low-cost homes at the city’s flourishing Orange City Street. The homes will be constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) scheme.
As per the officials, the affordable residential units will be developed between Jaitala T-point and Yashoda Nagar. These units will be developed for both mid-segment homebuyers as well as Economically-weaker segment. Apart from this, the civic body is also planning to develop multispecialty hospital, OPD, radiology, pathology centers and medicine stores etc. in the same location.
The layout and designing of the whole project has been done by renowned architect Hafeez Contractor. The complete project will be developed over 30.46 hectares of land and will comprise of schools, fire station, police station, marriage halls, convention centres, parks market places, mall, residential building, and community centres.
Also, the development will take place on a 5.5 km road and would have smooth connectivity via Nagpur Metro on both the sides. From one side, it will be linked to Jaiprakash Nagar Metro station and on another end it will be connected to Rachna Singh Road Metro Station.
Once fully operational, the street will be the longest such street in the world. At present, such mix-development operating street is in Ginza, Tokyo, which is just 1.45 km long.
Apart from this, to smoothen up the last-mile connectivity, the civic body has also planned to develop a multi-modal transit hub at the Jaiprakash Nagar. Special electric buses are also planned as a public transportation system.
The entire Orange City Street will be beautified with smart lighting, WiFi and Single Singnage pole with synchronized signaling. It will also have landscape greens as well as other amenities for every age group individuals.