Rajasthan wants Ajmer and Kota to become smart cities

Rajasthan wants Ajmer and Kota to become smart cities
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Principal Secretary, Local Self Government, Government of Rajasthan, Dr Manjit Singh said it is a matter of pride that two cities of Rajasthan, Jaipur and Udaipur, have been selected in Phase 1 of the Smart City Mission. He also informed that Smart City Proposals have been sent to the Ministry of Urban Development for Kota and Ajmer as well. He was speaking at an inaugural session of a conference in Jaipur.

Jaipur Mayor, Nirmal Nahata, who was also present on the occasion, said that each city has its own unique and kind of ‘smartness.’ The smart city policy framework of Jaipur has been developed keeping in mind that it is a heritage city. Nahata further said that not only should better policies relating to smart cities be formulated and implemented but they should also be economically viable.

The Mayor stated that the increasing population of the cities is impacting the civic infrastructure therefore, he believed new schemes have to be made keeping this aspect in mind. The smart cities envisage improving the quality of life of its citizens. He also launched the Kota Smart Card which would provide a digital, mobile and cashless platform for everyday use of common man in Kota.

Source : Urbannewsdigest



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