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Gurgaon to become a model for 100 smart cities project

Gurgaon to become a model for 100 smart cities project

Gurgaon is all set to become a smart city. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to NDA government’s flagship 100 smart cities project and the new urban renewal mission with a total outlay of about rupees one lakh crore.

The plan was announced by Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at an event in Gurgaon. A time period of one year has been set for completing the project.

Goyal said Gurgaon has been chosen as a model for the ‘100 smart city project’ which was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“We have chosen Gurgaon city as a pilot project to develop the smart city. We have directed the concerned officials to come up with a blue print in the next 15 days. Gurgaon will become a smart city in the next one year. If the project is successful then it shall be replicated in other cities across the country,” Goyal said.

Goyal has constituted a four-member committee, comprising Haryana Electricity Board chairman, Gurgaon deputy commissioner, municipal commissioner of Gurgaon and chairman of the Power Grid Corporation of India.

They have been tasked to come up with a blue print in the next 15 days, which will be then submitted before the concerned ministry. The committee has been asked to assess the feasibility of the project in Gurgaon.

In the first phase, the state and the Central government will focus on industrial areas and IT parks. If implemented, Gurgaon will see a slew of new infrastructure, transport facilities and integration of several communication facilities.

Experts say a smart city will ensure efficient power supply and management.

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