New initiatives to position Bhubaneswar as a ‘Must See’ city in the world

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Bhubaneswar, April 12, 2018: On the eve of the 70th Capital Foundation
Day, Chief Minister   Naveen  Patnaik on Thursday launched Bhubaneswar
Development Authority website ( and a promo video for ‘Visit Bhubaneswar’
showcasing Smart City Bhubaneswar to the world. He also launched the official web-portal ( and logo for Bhubaneswar Smart
City. portal and Visit Bhubaneswar video will
become the window to capital city for the world.
“The number of initiatives unveiled today will strengthen
Bhubaneswar’s emergence as a truly global city, enhance tourism and position it
as a ‘Must See’ city in the country and world,” said Patnaik.
“I   remember   the  
devastation    caused  by 
Super  Cyclone  of 
1999  and  how 
far  we  have 
come  since  then. Bhubaneswar has evolved as a truly
Global City. Our cultural heritage, warmth  
and hospitality   of people
coupled with smart, modern amenities make the Capital city a unique urban
This BSCL logo with 
its vibrant colours represent  a
fast  developing   smart 
city  in the  form 
of a butterfly   signifying  growth,  
motion  and youthful   energy. 
The five  colours  used in the logo trace their  origin 
to  the  five 
visions  of  Bhubaneswar  
Smart  City  proposal -Liveable  city, 
Eco-friendly   city,  Child Friendly city, Transit-oriented   city and emergence  of Bhubaneswar  as a Regional Economic Hub.
The square shapes represent strength,   solidarity,    purpose,  
symmetry,    professionalism    and efficiency.   The shaded colours  given to 
the  boxes arranged  creatively 
in different   shapes along  with 
the  Wi-Fi  symbol 
signifies the element  of
To promote  and
brand  Bhubaneswar  as the 
HUB of education,  sports,  IT and heritage  tourism,  
a circle has been used to creatively 
carve out the word  “HUB” out of
Liveable City:  Blue color   implies  
integrity,    sincerity,   calm;  
associated   with   authority and success; implies
professionalism, serious mindedness. Eco-Friendly:  Green colour  
emphasizes natural   and ethical
credentials.   Other meaning ascribed to it
includes growth, vitality and freshness. Child Friendly: Yellow color
represents warm, welcoming and friendly
Transport:  Red color
implies passion, energy and dynamic nature of city
Economic Development:  
Purple color associated with wealth, richness, ambition and stability.
BSCL Website
The Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) has come up with
its ‘Smart’ website
which features all important aspects of BSCL, ongoing and upcoming projects and
In  line  with  
its  vision  of 
promoting    universal  accessibility   at 
every  stage  and 
every  project,   this 
BSCL official website  has been
designed  as inclusive  for 
all by having differently-abled   
friendly  features  such as screen reader, font  enhancement  
and color  contrast  to ensure that  each and every  person 
can access and use the website. 
The website  also has home  page which 
connects  almost  the 
entire  website   and 
provides  a summary  of the 
entire activities  to the  user on a single  page. The web 
portal  features  details 
on the  Board  of 
Directors,  organogram, child
friendly  city features,  details 
and updates  on each of the  projects, 
events,  and last but  not the 
least, details about  the  Smart 
City Contest,  Smart  City Mission 
and Challenge,  Bhubaneswar   Smart 
City  Proposal,  vision 
and details  on Area Based
Development   and Pan-City Proposal along
with  socially  smart 
initiatives   being undertaken by
the city.
While    under  the 
Bhubaneswar”   segment  it describes the  transformation    of the 
city from  temple  city to planned city and towards  a child friendly  smart 
city and it’s emergence  as a
regional  education  hub and gateway to Golden Triangle in Odishan
tourism  industry.  It also projects the city’s potential as a proposed
UNESCO World Heritage City as it has the largest density of protected monuments.
The website has also incorporated  
city’s natural resources, heritage, art and ‘culture, economic growth, connectivity
and civic administration among others.
This all-in-one  city
website  showcases the city and its rich
heritage, art, culture, 
architecture,  cuisines,
traditions, natural                treasures,  urban 
development   and tourist  information  
etc. for visitors  planning  to explore 
the city. The one-of-its     kind
portal  presents  a sort 
of visual walkthrough   of
the  entire  city with 
interesting  photographs  and videos on the city, for any visitor  wishing to explore and experience  Bhubaneswar.
The portal has five major segments:  Explore, Experience, Stay, Taste and ‘This is
Bhubaneswar’.  Under explore segment                detailed description with photographs
can be seen on heritage circuits, 
temples,  parks and recreation
facilities,                shopping
centers and gateways. Similarly, visitors 
can experience  museums,
tours  and shows, festivals, events and
exhibitions  and sports  amenities 
in the  city,  envisioned 
as the  emerging  sports 
capital  of India, by visiting the
experience segment.
Visitors  can
find  details  with  
photographs   on  the 
best  places to  stay 
in  Bhubaneswar  including 
government accommodations,  
budget  hotels  and luxury 
hotels.  For the foodies  the 
portal  presents the  best of multi-cuisine restaurants  in the 
city  along with  exclusive Odia cuisines, temple  cuisines, and local sweets  delicacies. To the culinary enthusiasts  who wish to try  preparing 
typical  Odia dishes, the  portal 
has a special segment under learn local in taste segment.
History   and  evolution   
of   Bhubaneswar   has 
been  beautifully    documented    and  
presented   under   ‘This 
is Bhubaneswar’  which  also showcases the  best of art and crafts  in the city along with  vivid 
presentation  of must see places
in the city. This segment also provides weather,  event calendar and important  tourist 
information  such as
transport,   emergency   contacts,  
and  safety  tips 
along  with   easy 
communication    tips  for  
conversing  in vernacular Odia

Visit Bhubaneswar video
beauty  from  a visitor’s 
perspective  is captured  through  
this  short  video 
film  of  2 minutes 
15 seconds duration.  Odissi
dancer from  Argentina  Anandini 
Dasi, who has made the Temple City her second home, is the  protagonist 
in this short-film.  The film  progresses as she travels  across the 
city’s  beautiful  State Botanical Garden  adjoining  
Kanjia  Lake, Nandankanan,  wades 
through   the  beautiful  
orchidarium   and  then 
moves  to picturesque  Ekamra Kanan witnessing  a great cactus collection,  numerous 
gardens while  enjoying the  beauty of its lake and lovely birds.
After  the green sojourn, Anandini  visits the 
meticulously  curated  and maintained  Tribal Museum 
near CRP Square, State  Museum  near 
Kalpana Square before 
getting  into  soulful 
meditation   at the historic caves
and iconic Jain heritage sites Khandagiri and Udayagiri.
Reaching the heritage treasure of Old Town area, which, in the past was known as Ekamra Kshetra as a major Shiva Shrine,
she explores the beautiful  Ekamra Van
medicinal  plant garden on the  bank of holy Bindusagar lake, majestic
temples  of Lord Lingaraj and
Mukteswar  and finally reaches the 
Dhauli International Peace
Pagoda as it stands as a mute spectator of Kalingan valour near the Daya
river valley and the place of historic Kalinga War. It was this place, where, after inning the historic   war Emperor Ashoka’s historic transformation from “Chandashoka” to “Dharrnashoka” happened and the entire world benefitted from the teachings and philosophy of Buddha. The protagonist meditates near the Buddha statue to feel
the  aura of the  historic land followed  by the
beautiful light and sound show at the
pagoda which also finds its place in the video.
The video also
features cultural hub of Rabindra Mandap and Kalinga Stadium,
the epicentre of sports in the city, the emerging sports capital  of India, as the
city is gearing up to host Hockey World 
Cup towards  the end of this year.

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