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4 smart cities of Andhra Pradesh to be ready by 2021 - Mr Puri

Infra News - Published on Wed, 03 Jan 2018

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Times of India reported that the four ‘Smart City’ projects in Andhra Pradesh would be completed by financial year 2020-21, Mr Hardeep Singh Puri, the union minister of state (independent charge) for housing and urban affairs, told the Rajya Sabha. Responding to an unstarred question submitted by A Vijayasai Reddy of the YSRC, Mr Puri said the ‘smart city’ projects were underway in Kakinada, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati and Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh, and greater Warangal and Karimnagar in Telangana state.

Mr Puri said that “The four cities in Andhra Pradesh have identified 210 projects worth INR 8,814.18 crore (71 projects worth INR 1,986.08 crore in Kakinada, 39 projects worth INR 1,610.95 crore in Tirupati, 47 projects worth INR 1,777.29 crore in Visakhapatnam, 53 projects worth INR 3,439.86 crore in Greater Warangal which are at various stages of implementation.”

Amaravati and Karimnagar are in the process of engagement of project management consultants (PMCs). The four cities in Andhra Pradesh and the two cities in Telangana were selected for development as Smart Cities under the smart cities mission.

He said that “The implementation of the smart cities mission is being done by a city-level special purpose vehicle (SPV) incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013 in which the state/UT and urban local body (ULB) will be the promoters having 50:50 equity shareholding. The ministry of housing and urban affairs regularly reviews the progress of the implementation of the mission. During reviews, all the states including Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are requested to speed up the process of implementation.”

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Wed, 03 Jan 2018
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