Introduction

Greater Bhiwadi (Bhiwadi‐Tapookara‐Khushkhera Complex), is identified a priority town in the Regional Plan‐2021 of National Capital Region, is located at the eastern boundary of Rajasthan in north‐eastern part of Alwar district. Bhiwadi-Tapookara-Khushkhera Complex is notified area for purpose of planning and administration named as Greater Bhiwadi. The complex is strategically situated at a distance of about 5 Km from NH‐8 connecting Bhiwadi with Delhi and Jaipur.

Greater Bhiwadi comprises of 99 revenue villages spreads over an area of about 250 Sq. Km. Bhiwadi, Tapookara, Chaupanki, Kahrani and Khushkhera are major industrial nodes in the Complex. Bhiwadi was a small rural settlement with a meagre population of 1624 persons in 1971. With the decision of Rajasthan Government to develop Bhiwadi as an industrial centre due to its proximity to Delhi and other locational advantages, Bhiwadi started developing as an industrial township and has successfully established itself on industrial map of the country. Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO), since 1975, has been instrumental in the development of Bhiwadi as its preferred Industrial Area. Bhiwadi had grown to a size of 15000 population in 1991 when for the first time it was declared a Census Town which further grown to a size of 33877 in 2001.

Bhiwadi, by virtue of its location along NH‐8 and Delhi‐Jaipur development corridor which is seen as a future megalopolis, has been identified as investment region of Delhi‐Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and made part of national level planning and development efforts. To realize the envisaged goal of making Greater Bhiwadi ‘the gateway to industrialization in Rajasthan’, it becomes imperative to make the city equally livable also, equipped with state of the art residential, recreational and business environment.

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