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Vellore has the blend of rich heritage and culture representing the ancient Dravidian civilisation, Vellore is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the administrative headquarters of the Vellore District.
City Population: 5,04,079
According to the news from a source it is said that British Government will extend its support to Kochi’s efforts to enter the list of the first 20 cities that will be selected by the Centre for the ‘100 Smart Cities’ project.
It is said that UK-based consulting agency Atkins will provide the technical assistance to Kochi for designing and engineering the projects that will be submitted under the 100 Smart Cities programme. The firm will provide its consultancy services worth Rs 1.8 crore totally free of cost for Kochi.
Atkins is one of the world’s most-respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. It is a major supplier of business advisory and infrastructure services to the UK Government.
“Nearly 1.5 lakh tourists from UK are visiting Kochi annually. This is also a major reason for providing help to Kochi. Apart from the consultancy services worth Rs 1.8 crore, we will also give an additional aid of Rs 50 lakh to the city,” said Bharath Joshy.
Smart City Mission Director Muhammed Haneesh said that the projects under Kochi’s Smart City initiative will be finalised within two days. The project team will hold discussions with the officials of Kochi Corporation, district administration and GCDA in the coming days and will finalise the proposals on December 3.