NEW DELHI: The ministry of urban development has received 17 smart city proposals from seven states and a union territory on Monday, a day before the final deadline of December 15. These include Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer and Kota in Rajasthan, Jalandhar and Ludhiana in Punjab, Ranchi in Jharkhand, New Town Kolkata , Bidhannagar and Durgapur in West Bengal, Kochi in Kerala, Davanagere, Tumakuru, Hubli-Dharwad and Shimoga in Karnataka, Bihar Sharif in Bihar and Oulgaret in Puduchery.
The first proposal was received from the Rajasthan government, which has proposed a total investment of Rs 6,457 crore over the next five year for developing Ajmer, Jaipur, Kota and Udaipur as smart cities.
Of this total amount, Rs 2,403 crore will spent on Jaipur, Rs 1,493 crore on Kota, Rs 1,300 crore on Ajmer and Rs 1,221 on Udaipur. While a greenfield city will be developed near Kota, the remaining three cities will see retrofitment based smart city development schemes. All four cities will implement technology based pan-city solutions.
Under the smart city plan for Jaipur, a 600-acre area comprising of walled city on either side of the axis between Badi Chopad and Choti Chopad and extended up to Albert Museum will be taken up for retrofitting including sustainable mobility corridors, smart civic infrastructure and promotion of heritage and tourism at an estimated cost of Rs 1,583 crore. Pan city proposals to be taken up include multi modal public transit operation and management centre with introduction of smart card and technology based solid waste management and public information system at a cost of Rs 820 crore.
In Ajmer, retrofitting will be taken up over an area of 1,334 acres in north and west parts of Anna Sagar Lake to promote infrastructure, green building and safety and security at a cost of Rs 925 crore. Pan City Solutions for improving urban mobility and traffic & transportation management and city -governance will be taken up at a cost of Rs 375 crore.
Smart city proposal for Udaipur proposes Rs 880 crore investment in retrofitting of 828 acres for improving sewerage, power supply and conservation of buildings and heritage. Under Pan City Proposals, Rs 341 crore will be spent on providing intelligent Transport Management Systems and Citywide Smart Utilities.
Kota has proposed greenfield extension over an area of 395 acres at a cost of Rs 1,045 crore besides Pan City proposals at a cost of Rs 438 crore for smart waste management and smart corridor.