The Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) has started improving its existing Smart City proposal, which it had submitted to the Union Urban Development Ministry in December. A meeting was held by the GMC officials with the Department of Urban Development in Lucknow to discuss the ways to improve the proposal, last week.
Once the proposal is revised, it will be sent to the central government for assessment and selection in the second round of the Smart City Mission.
In the earlier proposal, around Rs 1,120 crore was estimated to be spent on various infrastructure projects by the civic body. In the fresh proposal, general public will also be invited to give their suggestions and recommendations. The final proposal will be sent to the Union Urban Development Ministry after being cross-checked by the Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies (RCUES), Lucknow.
The Uttar Pradesh Government had shortlisted 12 cities to be developed as smart cities in the first phase of the mission, but even a single city could not make it to the top 20 list announced on January 28.