After the successful launch of Smart City Mission to develop 100 smart cities across India. Finally, first 20 smart cities work will start from June 25 with 14 projects in Pune and 69 other projects will commence in other parts of the country with the total cost of Rs 1,770 crore.
PM Modi will launch projects from Pune’s 5,000-capacity Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex for celebrating the first anniversary of government’s flagship 100 Smart City Mission.
The Urban Development Minister said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Smart City Projects June 25, 2016, kick-starting execution of Smart City Plans of 20 cities selected in the first round of ‘Smart City Challenge Competition.
He also said apart from the Pune’s projects other 69
such project works will be launched on the same day in the other ‘smart cities’ with an investment of Rs 1,770 crore.
The main thing is that these projects are related to the solid waste management under Swachh Bharat Mission, water supply projects, sewage treatment plants and development of open and green spaces under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
These projects will also include providing housing for urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and area development and technology based pan-city solutions under Smart Cities Mission.
PM Modi will also start ‘Make Your City SMART’ contest for designing smart cities with the participation of citizens and winners will get a reward ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs one lakh.
The urban development minister also said the suggestions and designs suggested by the citizens will be duly incorporated by the respective smart cities.
The prime minister will also inaugurate ‘Smart Net Portal’ which enables the cities under different urban missions to share ideas and solutions for various issues during the implementation of various missions.
The launch of all the first batch of 20 smart cities under Smart Cities Mission will be linked through video-conferencing. The selected first 20 cities to develop as smart cities have proposed a total investment of Rs. 48,000 crore in area development and pan-city solutions.
In this mission, some project to be launched for mini-sewerage treatment plants, 444 smart classrooms, bio-methanation plant, WiFi, smart LED streetlights, city surveillance and command and control centre would be initiated.
On this occasion, the Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagara Rao and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, among others will present.
Besides Maharashtra’s Pune, other cities whose projects would be launched include Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh), Kochi (Kerala) and Belagavi (Karnataka).