12 smart cities to come up at ports with Rs 50,000 cr investment

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PortThe government is working on an ambitious plan to build one smart city each at the country’s 12 major ports, at an estimated total investment of Rs.50,000 crore, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said.

 “We are trying build one smart city at each port with an expenditure of about Rs.3,000-4,000 crore. The work will be started in four to six months” said the Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping. “These cities will be built as per international standards and have wide roads, green energy, advanced townships and greenery.”

 As part of its plan to revamp the country’s top 12 ports, the Centre has already asked the ports to prepare land data base and development plans to achieve international operating standards.

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