Kolkata/Mumbai : Ranchi will be the first green field smart city of the nation, said Vice President Venkaiah Naidu at the venue of the Ranchi smart city. Ranchi is the first city out of 90 selected under smart city scheme to do bhoomi poojan for construction of smart city.
Ranchi completed all the parameters of smart city required for selection, added Naidu. He appealed to all citizens to take up their responsibilities and work towards making this smart city happen.He also laid the foundation stone of Urban Civic Tower, Convention Center and Jharkhand Urban Planning and Management Institute.
Ranchi smart city will receive Rs 500 crore from the centre and the state for its construction. Naidu said that Jharkhand with its 40 per cent mineral of the nation is led by a visionary CM. He also went on to add to pace up with the world, there is a need have to change and think positively. Former urban development and housing and urban poverty alleviation minister added smart city will work as a lighthouse of the state and guide people towards itself. It will be a city with better health services, education and basic infrastructure.
Source : http://www.freepressjournal.in/business/ranchis-smart-city-in-fast-forward-mode/1134982
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