India : Rajkot ready with Rs 2,623 crore proposal for Smart City

RAJKOT: Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) has prepared the Smart City proposal and will be sending it to the central government to obtain grants under the Smart City Mission. Rajkot is among the 100 cities selected by the central government under the mission.

According to Rajkot municipal commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani, the state government has approved the proposal and it will sent it to the central government next week.

"We have modified our Smart City proposal after public consultation with various stake holders," said Pani.

The Rs 2,623 crore proposal includes area based development project (Rs 2,177.46 crore) and pan city initiatives (Rs 445.55 crore).

"The funds for the proposed project will come from central and state government's grants as well as other sources and projects. The goal of the Smart City proposal is to develop Rajkot as a smart, liveable city and with sustainable development. It will also leverage the city's historical strengths and provide a state-of-the-art infrastructure," Pani said.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/rajkot/rajkot-ready-with-rs-2623cr-proposal-for-smart-city/articleshow/57797410.cms

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