Rajasthan government will start implementing Ajmer, Jaipur, Udaipur and Kota Smart City programmes from next month, announced Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu. He was addressing media in Jaipur after reviewing the implementation of Urban development plans in Rajasthan. Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhra Raje, was also present at the occasion.
“Rajasthan is the first major state to have got smart city plans approved for all the four mission cities in just two rounds of competition. Smart city plans of Jaipur and Udaipur got approved in the first batch of 20 smart cities and of Ajmer and Kota in the second round of competition even as one more round of competition is currently underway,” he said.
Rajasthan is one of the 11 states in the country implementing the six urban missions which includes the heritage city development and augmentation yojana with the inclusion of Ajmer under this mission.
To make the state a vehicle-free pedestrian state, the state government will submit a detailed project report (DPR).
The Government of Rajasthan is implementing urban developmental projects worth Rs 30,000 crore. These projects will be completed by 2020.