Future of capitals with disruptive technologies in living, working and commuting
World will witness many dramatic changes in the next 20 years in urban and rural living as it has witnessed in urban space and congestions in negative way all these decades.
New technologies will enable living in rural places away from huge urban cities. Mega cities like Mumbai will witness reverse migration as the UP, Bihar and other places improve slowly and will have minimum (good) amenities like electricity, water, irrigation water, roads and improved livelihoods.
Trends are that will happen in 10 to 15 to 20 years
- decentralized energy availability and easy access
- speedy internet and digital technologies and decentralized governance
- availability of personal transport meaning cars and other battery automobiles
- ability to travel 60 km plus in one hour (in rural areas) and future of electric vehicles
- rapid franchising or ability to deliver any urban products/food/services to rural or semi rural or nearby metros or tier 2 or 3 cities
- organized industry moving into sez clusters or to locations away from huge cities in favor easy availability of land, less congestions etc.
- urban so called services like best schools/hospitals/markets/entertainment will move or franchised to be anywhere there is demand for service
Need for Human capital
People who voted and hoped and believed for their government should be able to feel it is their own and they can visit and learn/earn/entertain etc. The city is not for aliens – high end people – or software cults etc or black marketers or reality hypes.
Child and mother should feel safe and happy to live and move around–
Arts and social subjects to be on par with engineering disciplines
Bring great educationists – they will bring institutions – they will bring capital – they will bring wealth of warmness. Evening lectures on tons of subjects (in lecture halls of edu ) now hardly happen in mega cities as logistics deter any thing –
5000 artists/educationalists/technologists living in the city delivering evening talks
Now the new size of the capital
10000 govt or peripheral city staff , service sector/ industry/education sectors , 2000 in transport sector, 5000 in cental banks, 2500 police staff, 1000 in insurance, 1000 in courier services, 100000 in IT related, 3000 hosteling, 2500 in food industry, 3000 in education, envisaged to have a core capital of 2 lakh employed/engaged with 5 to 6 lakhs population
who builds what less or role for state govt to do everything with its own capital
transport will be built by state/private/railway/city govts
hospitals will be built by private/insurance/govt/charity
banks will be totally private and public
insurance will be totally private
hotels will be totally private
universities will be private/central govt/charity/
State Govt responsibility
To built for 10,000 staff some kind of accommodation – 2000 Crores – total LIC loan – HRA not pay later
Secretariat/court/police/directorates/city counsels/electricity offices/clinics – each requiring 100 sft space – each SFT best quality without land cost/taxes and others is higher side 2000 Rs. per sq feet == 10 lakhs sft X Rs. 2000 Rs.
200 Crores is needed to build every thing quality this so called govtstaff need.
6 lakh population needs around
2 lakhs houses – 1000 sft plus meaning 1500 population for an acre in 10 floor buildings – 400 acres is the actual need for housing construction
4000 acres is actually needed with unimaginablyopen places with world classfacilities– tons of open places, easily accessible etc.
4 X 4 km is to be capital with 90 % open places.
One can manage the city with bicycleas it is only 2 KM PLUS any side.
we need just 2 tracks on road for electric trams as the space left for roads is wide –
the total constructionshould take 1 to 1.5 years from beginning to the end with right contract mix.
1000 great professional in
health/hospital/entertainment/education/IT/banking/insurance/policing/sports will be motivated to move there – one by one
100 charities will be attracted –Amma/mata/sadguru/art/bird/chai/bee/bk
each of them need only 5 acres or less
will come on their own – get the land allowed, pay taxes, employ people/provide accommodation to their employees etc
assuming that each acre needs around 100 tress of medium size – we need approximately 5 lakhs trees for the whole 5000 acres plus.
We can allocate around 2% of the land for water bodies as there is sufficient water available. 2% water carefully spread over will enable the plant growth and sustenance.
All the buildings will be eco friendly meaning not lot of concrete and do not heat up like the regular urban ones.
Assuming each family needs around 3 units of power a day means 6 lakh units a day and another 6 lakhs for offices and meaning 12 lakhs units of power meaning each megawatt a day gives 24,000 units – one needs 60 MW of power or higher side 100 mw of power which can be produced part of solar in 400 acres else where and wheeled.
Similarly if required a 200 acre water body can be created for harvesting rain water and others though the city is built around river water
Citizens can save 2 to 3 hrs of time as they need not commute to offices/schools and others. Their morning energies and evening patience is saved for better things like organizing themselves into societies for the betterment of neighborhoods.
Similarly some good laundries, economical quality eateries can be planned in distributed way so that the work loads in families are reduced to the possible extent.
Heavily green (with trees)and blue (water) city meaning pleasant climate even in summers.
Less commuting meaning less or no pollution etcand consequently less heat on the roads.
Electric powered buses and small trams – from the day one – as bus tracks can be made in the large roads. 1 km under the nice shade of pavement plants is a great walk even for judges or bureaucrats. We hope to see even the ministers and CM walking some times from one building to another –
Electric motor cycles – and cars (cars requirement might be very less) just think about around 1000 or so of the govt drivers who can be given some other office work or even they will be driving the public transport.
Play grounds/play grounds/libraries needed along with parks parks – parks need not be artificial type – but natural woods type. Manicuring the big unplanned citites (as it is now) may be a required task inthose cities but not in the amaravati as it can look natural – even canals and others should not be heavily cement lined and so.
- Ranganayakulu Bodavala ( Ranga has an MBA and Ph.D in information systems and was a Takemi Fellow in Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Ranga has founded a trust “one child one light” to utilize the CSR funds of corporates and Thrive Energy’s profits to help a child with solar study light. Ranga earlier worked for 16 years as a consultant in public health systems in World Bank .Ranga is interested in technologies that improve the livelihoods of the villagers like solar power, agrobots, batteries and agro forestry. He wishes to see every village having 1000 to 5000 native varieties of trees sheltering children, elders and birds. Contact-+91 98663 05772 )