The Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSCDCL) and Global Compact Network India (GCNI) was signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 1st July 2016.
It was reported that the central government has sanction a sum of Rs 194 crore for Pune smart cities mission. Minister for urban development M Venkaiah asked the 20 selected smart cities, selected in the first round of the Smart Cities contest, to launch their projects by June 25.
“The municipal corporations must not delay formation of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) and ensure the projects planned under the Mission are not kept pending.” Pune was ranked second in the competition, but Naidu has said that rank does not matter.
“What matters is not where a city stands now, but where it likes to go and how it proposes to go, based on a vision drawn from the inherent strengths of a city and backed by a credible action plan,” Naidu had said.
“The investment potential in the urban sector in the next 5-6 years is Rs 18 lakh crore, including Rs 1 lakh crore under AMRUT, Rs 2.50 lakh crore under Smart City Mission and Rs 66,000 crore under Swachh Bharat Mission.
Naidu told mayors from across the country that the Centre would provide Rs 87,147 crore directly to urban local bodies between 2016 and 2020.
The Municipal Corporation of Pune has prepared the Smart City Plan (SCP) to implement Smart City Mission Plan to develop as a Smart City.
Pune City has been selected as a Smart City in the list of 98 Smart Cities. It has successfully completed the competitive process of ‘Smart City Challenge’. The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has shortlisted Pune City along with the 9 more cities from the state of Maharashtra.
Dattatraya Dhankawde asked PM to include Pune in the list of smart city plan
Mayor Dattatraya Dhankawde on Thursday wrote a letter to the Centre saying that Pune should be included in the list of plant smart cities,
It said Pune has a GDP of $50 billion, which is slated to reach to $142 by 2025. “The city is expected to have highest per capita GDP in the country by 2025. The city is spread over 243 sq km with current population of 3.2 million and is looking at unprecedented growth acceleration. And after the merger of fringe villages, the municipal limits will increase to 470 sq km, which will exceed the size of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.”
Government plans to develop 100 smart cities and an allocation of Rs 7,060 crore was proposed in the Union Budget. Smart cities plan, which will have partial funding from the central exchequer, focuses on developing local infrastructure and adopting an inclusive approach while making civic services and governance efficient and transparent using the information and communication technologies.
The state government and union government would have to work together to get cities of the state on the list of smart cities, he said.