Under the first phase of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project, the Centre has cleared six tier-II cities in Karnataka for the Smart City proposal. These are- Belagavi, Davangere, Hubbali- Dharwad, Mangaluru, Shivamogga and Tumakuru.
Minister for Urban Development Vinay Kumar Sorake said, “All the cities have been asked to submit their vision documents and Detailed Project Reports to the Centre by December 15, in order to proceed further for the extent of funding which have been given to each of the six cities.”
“We have appointed an IAS officer for each of the six cities, who will be responsible for the preparation of the vision document. The Karnataka Urban Infrastructure and Development Finance Corporation (KUIDFC) will be the nodal agency for the project,” he added.
The vision document will be prepared by all the six cities after soliciting public views on what needs to be done for their cities. The document has to speak about the development of the existing municipal corporation, along with suggesting the addition of new townships in each of the cities and complete the renovation and redevelopment of existing infrastructure projects.