Maharashtra sends Nagpur, Amravati smart city plans to Centre

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smart-city_optIn yet another development in the smart city projects, the state government of Maharashtra has approved plans of eight municipal corporations, including Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Amravati Municipal Corporation (AMC). The proposals, to be submitted to the Centre, will be sent for the second round of contest as they could not make it in the first list.

The proposals were given green signal after they were reviewed by the state’s high powered committee headed by chief secretary Swadhin Kshatriya.  The Central Government will approve the same before August 15.

While NMC has submitted a plan costing Rs 3,577.77 crore under the two components of pan city and area based development, AMC’s project is worth Rs 2,268 crore. Earlier, AMC had submitted a plan costing Rs 5,500 crore but it cut the cost for the second round of selection.

AMC has proposed various works under pan city development. In area based development, AMC will focus on model city growth in the form of greenfield development in 350 acres on Gorakshan land towards new bypass near Badnera.

The Centre will approve only Rs 1,000 crore under Smart City Mission and sanction Rs 500 crore along with the state government and NMC contributing Rs 250 crore each. The remaining funds for the project are supposed to be raised by implementing projects on PPP model and land pooling concept. Garett Bolles Authentic Jersey

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