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Karnataka Govt plans allocating Rs500cr for smart city programme

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smart-cityMinister for Urban Development for Karnataka Vinay Kumar Sorake has said that Mysuru city would be developed under the smart city programme with State funds. For this, the State Government is planning to allocate Rs. 500 crore in the coming financial year.

He also said, “The amount would be released in a phased manner for five years and Mysuru would be developed comprehensively.

“Mysuru city was not included in the smart city programme of the Union Government for different reasons, and since the Mysuru City Corporation did not get the requisite marks, there was poor progress in implementation of the JNNURM scheme and because of this Mysuru was not considered, Sorake said.

The Minister expressed his wish that Mysore would retain its cleanest city tag in the upcoming years as well.

He added that a detailed project report is also being prepared for other cities like Devangere, Tumakuru and Shivamogga for the smart city programme.

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