UT submits revised plan for smart city

Thinking Cities
By Thinking Cities April 22, 2016 15:33

UT submits revised plan for smart city

The UT  Administration today submitted a revised smart city plan to the Ministry of Urban Development to participate in the ‘Fast-Track Competition’ under the Smart City Mission. The revised plan would be evaluated by May 15 this year and those meeting the benchmark will be announced for extending Central assistance.

 Chandigarh missed in the first list as Bhubaneswar was ranked number one and Bhopal at number 20.

 While 20 smart cities were selected during 2015-16 as per the mission guidelines, another 40 would be selected during 2016-17 and the remaining 40 during the next financial year. Each city selected in different rounds of competition will be given Central assistance of Rs 200 crore in the first year and Rs 100 crore each during the subsequent three financial years.

 The administration has worked hard this time to prepare the plan. New opportunities for youth to do innovation, better health and safety of citizens, pedestrian-friendly roads, non-motorised transportation and easy access to public transport are some of the things the administration has included in the revised smart city plan. The plan also evoked keen interest as a large number of residents preferred better mobility, safety and better environment.

Thinking Cities
By Thinking Cities April 22, 2016 15:33