Prime Minister to launch Smart City projects
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Smart City projects on June 25, 2016 kick starting the execution of Smart City Plans of 20 cities selected in the first round of ‘Smart City Challenge Competition’. This also marks the beginning of implementation of urban development plans based on five year action plans formulated after detailed analysis of infrastructure gaps in over 500 cities included in Smart City Mission and AMRUT.
Under the Smart City Plan of Pune, 14 projects will be initiated. Another 69 such projects will be launched in other Smart cities entailing a total investment of about Rs.1,770 Cr. The projects to be launched in Pune and other cities include Solid Waste Management projects under Swachh Bharat Mission, Water Supply Projects, Sewage Treatment Plants and development of open and green spaces under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Housing Projects for urban poor under PradhanMantriAwasYojana and area development and technology based Pan-city Solutions under Smart Cities Mission realizing the objective of convergence in implementation of new urban missions.