On Monday, the Telangana IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao has requested to the Central government to include Karimnagar in Smart Cities List under Smart City Mission. The Minister met with Mr. Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi and requested him to include Karimnagar in the Smart Cities List.
According to the published news, the Mayor S. Ravinder Singh has requested to the residents of Karimnagar to share their views and ideas for the development of the town and the preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for securing the ‘Smart City’ status.
The bunch of public opinion on the Smart City Project has been launched by the Municipal Corporation of Karimnagar. But question is that the town will be included in the list without the completion of underground drainage (UGD) and solid waste management systems.
The government has already asked the concern state to submit the final proposal of the smart city and has ready the dead line of the submission. And it has been observed that out of 98 proposed smart cities only 83 has submitted their proposal while 13 cities has not.
But there has been a controversial regarding to the smart cities of the Hyderabad as the state has not submitted any proposal for the smart city of greater Hyderabad.
It is also said that chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has written to Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu wanting Hyderabad to be replaced by Karimnagar in the “Smart Cities” project and instead the Centre should give additional funds to Hyderabad in tune with its standing as an A-1 city.
In his letter to the Union Minister the chief minister has out a strong case for Karimnagar as it was a fast-growing city which would shortly enter the tier-II cities of the country. The town presently had a population of three lakh and enjoyed geographical importance since it was strategically located in the heart of north Telangana.