From Squatter Slums to Modelled Dwellings in Anthropocene: Bhubaneswar, India

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Slums, the poor men paradise, are an informal settlement in Cosmo polis but part to the urban development process. Anthropocene has summoned exodus from rural to urban for food, family education and livelihood. Bhubaneswar, the capital city Odisha was established in 1949 with zero slums till1960’s, now has about 436 slum clusters in 67 wards with 304140 slum dwellers comprising 34.30% of the total population. After declaration as smart city, 2015, inter alia initiatives are taken by federal bodies for the development and resettlement of shantytown dwellers to make it slum less. The Kargil slum is significant due to its positioning, profession and living standards of inhabitants in the heart of the metropolis between airport and EC rail lines needs immediate resettlement. Present work pictures survey of slum in-situ using GIS and total station for demography, sex ratio and socio-economic status. About 1000tenements in 25blocks over an area of 6.23Acres in the outskirt shall be accommodated in G+4 buildings. The geotechnical and ground water studies of the new housing area have been done. The design, drawing and scheduling by using Building Information Modelling (BIM) by Auto Cad, and DASSULT software, MS Office , MS Project, E-tabs, Safe, and D modelling by Sketch up. The scheduled period of completion from land acquisition to final handing over shall be 40months at an affordable cost of 400K to 500 K INR per tenement.




Mishra, S. … Siddique, M. (2020). From Squatter Slums to Modelled Dwellings in Anthropocene: Bhubaneswar, India. International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 9(3), 2783–2793.

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