BMC Bhubaneswar claim to include two cities under smart city programme

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) submitted a self-assessment report to the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday.

According to the BMC report, its claim for inclusion into first phase of Smart City programme. The first report would be sent to the state-level committee for scrutiny.On July 21, Chief Secretary Gokul Chandra Pati would propose two cities to include in first 20 cities under the Smart City project.

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be announced the name of these cities on 3 August 2015. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Development had posted the guidelines for smart cities on its website for the civic and urban local bodies to prepare self-assessment reports on how to set up smart cities.

“The selection committee would look forward to how far citizens have been able to utilise facilities, publication of monthly newsletter, fund and resource management, housing projects, automated street lighting and revenue generation,” a BMC official said.

Sources said the report contains details about corporation meetings, resolutions, sources of revenue generation and expenditure and annual audit report.