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Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Monday that 80 out of 100 smart cities in the country have integrated command and control centers and these centers will be set up in the remaining smart cities by August 15.
Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri (Hardeep Singh Puri) said on Monday that 80 out of 100 smart cities in the country have integrated command and control centers and these centers will be set up in the remaining smart cities by August 15. He celebrated the Amrit Festival of Independence of the Central Government (Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav) inaugurated a three-day Smart Cities Smart Urbanization Conference organized by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in collaboration with Surat Smart City Corporation Development Limited. During this, he said that all projects worth about Rs 200,000 crore have been tendered, while projects worth about Rs 63,000 crore or more have been completed.
In his inaugural address, he said, “Work has started in almost all government projects under Smart City Mission (SCM) and projects under SCM will be completed by next year.” Out of the hundred, 80 smart cities have integrated command and control centers and the remaining 20 will be operational by August 15 this year. Sharing the Centre’s vision, he said, “The next step is to create a movement to complete 100 smart cities.”
Smart City Mission was started in 2015
“Gujarat is very well positioned in terms of most of the urban infrastructure among smart cities,” he said. The Smart Cities Mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015 to promote cities that provide core infrastructure, clean and sustainable environment and improve the quality of life for their citizens through ‘Smart Solutions’. provide a good quality.
Central government will provide Rs 48000 crore in five years
Let us tell you that ‘Smart City Mission’ is such a scheme of the government, under which the central government will provide financial assistance of Rs 48000 crore in five years. Since the launch of this mission, a total of Rs 27,234 crore has been released by the Government of India for 100 cities under the mission. The progress of the mission in these cities is done on a regular basis by the State Level High Powered Steering Committee. The mission has taken several initiatives which will not only ensure growth in various aspects of urban development but will also help in laying long term foundation for good quality urbanization in the country.
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