Ghaziabad proposes Rs 2,241 crore budget for Smart Cities Mission

smart city GhaziabadGhaziabad Municipal Corporation has submitted a Smart City proposal of Rs 2,241 crore to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

After losing four round of Smart Cities Mission, Ghaizabad is competing for the fifth round.

There are 16 other cities from across the country which are vying for the last ten slots of the Smart Cities Mission.

The Ministry has already selected 90 cities under this Mission.

Ghaziabad has corrected nine objections raised by the Ministry in the proposal.

The total sum will be spent on two components of the plan — area-based development and pan-city solutions.

 “The region ear-marked for area-based development in the city has been finalised at 1,056.5 acres. This roughly corresponds to the region located between Vaishali metro station and the CISF Road in Indirapuram. Infrastructure work including roads, 24X7 water supply, streetscaping, canal rejuvenation and landscaping will be undertaken in this area. Special projects including local transport and underground cabling of overhead electricity wires are also part of infrastructure development to be undertaken in the area,” said GDA Executive Engineer Sanjay Chauhan.

GDA has given special emphasis on last-mile connectivity for the existing and upcoming metro corridor.

“Battery-powered shuttle mini-buses have been included in the plan. Projects for decentralised solid waste management and local organic waste processing have also been included,” said Chauhan.

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