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Jaipur Smart City project to take off from June 15

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Jaipur smart cityJaipur Smart City project would begin from June 15, this year. This was decided in the first meeting of the Board of Directors of the Jaipur Smart Mission Limited, held under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary Manjit Singh to discuss short- and long-term projects to be initiated under the Smart City Mission.

“The strategy on implementation of the project was discussed in the meeting. Initially, there would be short-term projects and work will be started by June 15,” said Ashutosh Pednekar, CEO, Jaipur Municipal Commissioner, also appointed CEO of the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to take forward the smart city proposal.

The short-term projects will include Public Bicycle Scheme (PBS), heritage facade, rainwater structures, smart toilets, digital signages work which will be completed before the given deadline.

The smart city mission of Jaipur will focus on two different strategic components, ie. area-based development and pan-city development.

Under the area-based development, an area of 650 acres of the Walled City (or old city) between the Albert Hall and the Jorawar Singh Gate is to be retrofitted. Modern infrastructure would be developed in the city.

Under the pan-city development, the infrastructure outside the Walled City would be upgraded with improved facilities like solid-waste management and smart multi-modern mobility. Under this plan, a single problem for the whole city would be selected and smart solutions will be identified.

The state government had planned an expenditure of Rs 2,403 crore for the city of which Rs 1,521 crore was proposed to be spent on area-based development, while Rs 819 crore was assigned to  the pan-city development.

In the first installment, Rs 186 and 159.20 crore has been released by the Centre for Jaipur and Udaipur, respectively.

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