CW connected with the municipal corporations of the selected 20 cities to get a sneak peak into their preparations to achieve the smart dream for their city - amount budgeted for the plan, status on formation of the SPV
Stunning palaces, forts and architectural monuments clearly define India´s Pink City, Jaipur. And this culturally rich city and popular tourist destination is now going smart after having made it to the list of India´s 100 smart cities.
Jagroop Singh Yadav, CEO,Jaipur Municipal Corporation This capital city is a gateway to Rajasthan. The Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) executes diverse schemes, plans, projects and day-to-day functions; looks after the sanitation work carried out by 5,800 permanent workers and 2,500 casual workers; and tends to maintenance, roads, sewerage, streetlights and stray animals the brass tacks of urban life.
Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has proposed to spend Rs 444 crore for development work in the city in its budget for 2013-14. Of the total amount, the civic body expects to get Rs 81 cr assistance from the state government and plans to arrange Rs 363 cr of its own. The budget, whose total outlay is Rs 1,015 crore, gave a major thrust to improving sanitation, for which Rs 222.
In Jaipur, most roads which are in a dilapidated condition are expected to be repaired this year as the Jaipur Municipal Corporation's (JMC) finance committee has proposed Rs 1 crore for repair works in each ward in the budget 2013-14.
Rajasthan government asked Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) to issue fresh tender for ducting (underground tunnel for wiring) in the Walled City. This is because the civic body received only one bid for its earlier tender. The state government rejected the proposal and directed to invite tenders again, so the process has been started