Dehradun Smart City: projects worth Rs 575 crore inaugurated by CM

Dehradun Smart City: projects worth Rs 575 crore inaugurated by CMUttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat recently inaugurated projects worth Rs 575.18 crore under the Smart City Mission in the state’s capital – Dehradun.

The projects include – An integrated office complex- green building costing Rs 204.46 crore, a smart road costing Rs 190.54 crore, smart water management costing Rs 56.63 crore, augmentation of drinking water costing Rs 32.59 crore, sewerage works costing Rs 28.41 crore, Parade Ground renovation costing Rs 20.85 crore, stormwater drainage costing Rs 16.27 crore, Paltan Bazaar development costing Rs 13.10 crore, and Doon library costing Rs 12.33 crore.

Addressing a gathering at the IRDT Auditorium near Survey Chowk in Dehradun, Rawat said that a smart city cannot be imagined without technology. Affirming that work on the Smart Doon project is moving at a fast pace, he said that a changed Dehradun would be visible in the coming days.

The Chief Minister also announced the formation of an Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC) in Dehradun which will be inaugurated on December 25, the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee which is commemorated as Good Governance Day.

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Rawat emphasized that along with smart cities, smart villages also need to be envisioned.

Dehradun was chosen in the third stage of the Smart Cities mission. The city was ranked 99 out of 100 cities during December 2018 but about 10 months later, its ranking has improved to 30th.

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