Royal HaskoningDHV has created a Master Plan for a new modern city in the vicinity of the city of Kanpur in India. The new town is to house up to 1 million people by 2040 and provide jobs for up to 500,000 workers.
The master plan focuses on creating a SMART and modern high density city with a high quality of city life, amenities, infrastructure and a modernization of the economy. The Modern City Kanpur is to be situated on the banks of the holy river Ganges. River engineering is therefore one of the main topics addressed, as well as urban, transport, infrastructure and utilities planning.