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Odisha Metropolis, the Silicon Delta
  Pedro B. Ortiz Odisha Bhubaneswar Cuttack Metropolitan Metro Matrix Structural Strategic Planning
  Bhubaneswar is an emerging metropolis. Still just 950.000 inhabitants. She is the queen of Odisha’s chess game. The former historical capital was Cuttack, but by 1948 the head of Odisha State was moved to this new location. Cuttack remains the King.
20 km. apart they can/should conform and integrated unity of a superior level. Cuttack is 600.000 and the other integrated urban centers (Puri 200.000, etc.) can amount to almost another 3 million altogether. GDP would be boosted by 15%
The metropolitan axis runs parallel o the coast in the line that goes form Kolkata to Hyderabad and Chennai. Bhubaneswar is the location of the Kalinga Battle (262 BC) that transformed the ethical values of Ashoka, and thus of India and the western world. In this new message, hold in Jagannath Temple of Puri, drunk Christian future faith.
The train line is there. Only 4 services per day between the two cities. The frequency has to be brought up at least to 2 trains per hour. The two cities are 320 km. apart. 6 intermodal stations can be located, 3 km apart from one each other. Urban centralities with 30.000 inhabitants each around those stations. That will amount to 200.000 inhabitants. 20 years of the actual growth needs of Bhubaneswar.
The new necessary highway to Hyderabad and Kolkata, east of the metropolis, would support the ICT development fostered by the actual strategic vision of Bhubaneswar. A freight airport is compatible to the north of the metropolis complementing the actual one to the south of Bhubaneswar. Exact location, attending the hydrographic characteristics of a flood plain and climate change previsions would feed the urban settlement and the urban design policy and implementation
Bhubaneswar Odisha's: Metropolis
  Pedro B. Ortiz Odisha Bhubaneswar Cuttack Metropolitan Metro Matrix Structural Strategic Planning
  Odisha, from marginal location to world metropolis: Longer, Wider, Larger

Bhubaneswar is a New Town Developed since 1948 as the old town of Cuttack was in a constrained location that would not allow for much expansion.

The solution is not to ‘Relocate’ but to ‘integrate’. A metropolis is not an ever-growing conurbation that invades progressively al the land available around until it becomes an unmanageable collapse metastasis with diminishing returns. A Metropolis is ‘a set of urban units that share daily substantial commuting’.

Bhubaneswar Metropolis is not only Bhubaneswar’s. It is as well Cuttack’s and even Puri’s. I think we must call it Odisha’s Metropolis as it is the urban system of Odisha’s State.

Odisha’s State is in a difficult position and needs to work out its urban system to find competitiveness it cannot expect from its natural geopolitical position. Away from the economic and political axis of Delhi/Mumbai, within a low-income area of India. In the forgotten area that neither belongs to the Ganges Corridor or to the Southern Tamil-Nadu one of Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai. It is essential for Odisha to find its own path to development. It cannot relly on others.

That is why this metropolitan proposal, based in 40 years of accumulated knowledge and experience over more than 130 metropolises around the world, shouldn’t be just welcomed but celebrated? I hope it will help. It all dependents on the Collective Intelligence of Odisha’s elites.