Rs 192 crore released to prepare Smart City plan

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New Delhi | September 03, 2015 8:21 PM

Union Urban Development Ministry today sanctioned a sum of Rs 192 cr under Smart City Mission for 96 cities included in the ambitious project.

Smart cityUnion Urban Development Ministry today sanctioned a sum of Rs 192 cr under Smart City Mission for 96 cities included in the ambitious project.

Union Urban Development Ministry today sanctioned a sum of Rs 192 cr under Smart City Mission for 96 cities included in the ambitious project.

Each of the cities has been given Rs 2 cr for preparing Smart City plan.

“Rs 2 cr provided for each city is meant for preparation of city level Smart City Plans with the assistance of technical and hand holding agencies,” said a senior UD Ministry official.

The city level plans are to be submitted to the Urban Development Ministry in the next three months for evaluation for selecting the top 20 rankers for extending financial support during the current financial year.

Government has announced the names of 98 cities including Union Territories of Delhi and Chandigarh to be developed as Smart Cities.

Funds for Delhi and Chandigarh will be sanctioned soon by the Home Ministry, he said.

One city each from Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh are still to be identified for inclusion in the Smart City Mission.

Sanction Orders were issued to 38 smart city representatives from 11 states who attended the Regional Workshop here.

Government has earmarked Rs 48,000 cr for the Smart City project and an equal amount is exepected to be contributed by the respective state governments and urban local bodies to develop 100 Smart Cities across the country.

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