Ghaziabad MC to Prepare New Proposal for Developing Ghaziabad Smart City

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The Municipal Corporation of Ghaziabad will be prepared a new proposal for developing Ghaziabad as a smart city in the third round of the Smart City Mission. The proposal, on which work will begin from Ist January, will be finalized and sent to the Ministry of Union Development by 31st March.

Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation has started the preparation of the new plan after an information released by the Union Urban Development Ministry. The ministry sent a letter to the Municipal Corporation on 3rd October. According to the letter, the ministry had asked the municipal corporation to send a proposal for participation in the third round of the mission.

There were 40 cities which were not selected which was held in two rounds by the ministry this year. These cities including Ghaziabad will compete in the third round of the mission. Around 60 cities has been selected till now by the Ministry. Ghaziabad was not selected in the first two rounds.

The new plan will be prepared with the focus on various aspects pertaining to sanitation in the city. A fully detailed roadmap will be started from the next week in consultation with officials of various departments for preparing the new plan.

The better characteristics of the previous plans will be kept same. In order to ensure that there is greater public participation as far as recommendations and suggestions for the plan are concerned, the efforts will be undertaken by the Municipal Corporation.

According to officials, a big public outreach program will be conducted in the city through mobile vans, distribution of pamphlets, meetings with social organizations and RWAs and organization of street plays. The previous plan will also be uploaded on the municipal corporation website to invite public opinion which has been rejected by the ministry.

A consultant will he hired for the preparing of smart city plan which will be taken by the Lucknow-based Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies (RCUES). The final plan will also be vetted by (RCUES) before it is sent to the urban development ministry.


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