It is said that the Mussoori Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA) has organized a seminar on Smart city project. The main of the seminar was on the smart cities challenge as the smart city of Dehradun was not able make among the top smart cities in the first phase of the smart cities challenge. » Read more
Earlier the union has announced that second phase of the smart cities challenge will be started by 15 April 2016 and also the government has also inform all the concerned bodies related to the smart cities to prepare well for the challenge as every city is given equal chances and the selection entirely depend on the proposal draft. » Read more
The union government has asked all the selected 20 smart cities for the first phase of the smart cities mission to form Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). And the Formation of SPV before March 31 is necessary to get funds sanctioned for the project from the Union government. » Read more
It seems the concerned state government are working very hard to develop its own smart cities. Lets see which cities of the selected 20 ciites in the first phase of the smart cities have set up Special Purpose Vehicles, SPV. Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have set up Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) for the development of Smart Cities.
“The Ministry of Urban Development has been informed that SPVs have been set up for Jabalpur, Indore and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh and Jaipur and Udaipur in Rajasthan,” an official release said.
The Ministry has also been informed that SPVs for the remaining 15 cities will be formed in the next two weeks, the release said. The Ministry will release Rs 200 crore for each of the 20 selected cities only after the SPVs are set up.
Madhya Pradesh has set up a 12-member SPV for each of the three cities, while Rajasthan has set up a 11-member SPV for Jaipur and a 13-member body for Udaipur.
The union government has asked all the selected 20 smart cities for the first phase of the smart cities mission to form Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). And the Formation of SPV before March 31 is necessary to get funds sanctioned for the project from the Union government.
The government has already announced that the round two of Smart City Challenge Competition will begin on April 1 2016.
With smart cities mission and AMRUT being one of the main project in the country it is said that in the current budget seeion of this year the government has made an allocation of Rs 7,290 crore allocated for Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and ‘Smart Cities’ Mission.
The union minister has announced the result of the winners of the cities which will be developed into first smart cites of India and has also shared a rough investment plan for converting these cities into a real smart cities.
The government has further announced that the round two of Smart City Challenge Competition will begin on April 1 2016. The news was announced by Cabinet Secretary Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha as he had interacted with the Municipal Commissioners of 97 cities included in the Smart Cities Mission and Chief Secretaries of all the States and Union Territories on the implementation of Smart City Mission.
Urban Development Ministry had in June last year released the guidelines and mission statement for the project to develop 100 such cities.
The focus of the mission, a flagship programme of the Modi government, includes provision of clean water, setting up of sanitation and solid waste management systems, efficient mobility and public transportation and affordable housing.