6 municipal towns to turn into smart cities in Andhra Pradesh

6 municipal towns to turn into smart cities in Andhra Pradesh
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Taking a cue from the Smart Cities Mission, the Andhra Pradesh government went a step further and decided to turn six municipal towns into smart cities.

The state cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of chief minister Chandrababu Naidu waved the green flag to transform Srikakulam, Eluru, Ongole, Nellore, Kurnool and Anantapur into smart cities. While municipal elections are due in Ongole and Srikakulam, the other four towns have elected municipal councils.

Sources said the move to upgrade the six urban civic bodies into smart cities was well thought-out to garner central funds. Visakhapatnam, Kakinada and Tirupati have already been selected for the Smart City project of the Union government and funds for development of these cities would be entirely borne by the Centre.

After the cabinet meeting, municipal administration minister P Narayana said that the government had decided to changed the face of six towns.

Source : Mbnow



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