Noida plans to tie up with IT giant for Smart City

partnershipThe Noida Authority is reportedly planning to partner with a leading IT company to design and implement its plan for the Smart City Challenge.

The Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) are planing to set up digital infrastructure to offer better amenities to citizens.

According to reports, the work on digital infrastructure such as interactive kiosks, wireless broadband, etc. will start once a partner firm is finalised.

The Ministry of Urban Development has asked the State Governments to nominate the cities and towns for inclusion under Smart Cities Mission by July 31. In the first phase, a total of 20 cities are likely to be selected, while 40 will be selected at the next stage followed by 40 more later.

The government of India has earmarked Rs. 48,000 crore for Smart City project. Smart cities are proposed to raise the quality of urban life by providing a clean and livable environment, along with 24*7 power and water supply. Sanitation and solid waste management, efficient urban mobility and public transportation, affordable housing for poor and robust IT connectivity among others are essential features of the project.

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