According to the official news released it is said that Surat Smart City Development Limited (SSCDL) has received the first installment of Rs 100 crore from the Centre. And also the SSCDL has been given the target of June 25 to inaugurate the projects.
it is also said that Surat Municipal Corporation will work on two sections namely:
1. Retrofitting projects (area based development works) and
2. Pan city (transport and connectivity).
The SMC has selected seven Town Planning (TP) schemes in areas like Umarwada, Maghob, Anjana, Dumbhal and Parvat Patia.
Surat city engineer Jatin Shah said, “We have got the first cheque of Rs 100 crore under the Smart city project. The total cost of the project is of Rs 2,597 crore and we will get it from Central Government, State Government and some amount we will bear.”
He added, “The first installment of Rs 100 core would be used in the IT-MAC (Integrated transport mobility administration centre), Automatic Fare Collection System, Smart City Centre, S-Connect Management System and Connected Surat.”
The other members are Rajesh Desai, chairman of Standing committee; Jatin Shah, City engineer; Jivan Patel of Department of Town Planning; C Y Bhat, Deputy Commissioner, SMC; Sharad Thaker, Deputy Commissioner (finance), SMC and Parikshita Rathod, Deputy Commissioner of Police.