Gujarat granted total Rs 509 crore for development of six smart cities

Gujarat has been granted total Rs 509 crore for development of six smart cities, according to data released by the Union urban development department.

Across the country various cities has sent proposals under the smart city mission.  In all the Centre has released nearly Rs 9,940 crore for 99 cities with Maharashtra accounting for the highest amount of Rs 1,378 crore, followed by Madhya Pradesh which received Rs 984 crore.

Gujarat have proposed to take up projects like “smart” roads, rejuvenation of water bodies, walking paths, smart classrooms, skill development centres, upgradation of health facilities, and pan city projects like integrated command and control centre.

Centre provides about Rs 500 crore to each city under the mission, with Rs 200 crore funding in the first year of its selection, followed by about Rs 100 crore over the next three years.

The release of funds depends on certain conditions, including satisfactory physical and financial progress indicated by utilisation certificate that the cities have to submit to the ministry.

States that have received around Rs 200 crore so far included Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala and Tripura.

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