Jaipur : Rajasthan has become the first state to submit Smart City plans to the Ministry of Urban Development.

Dr Manjit Singh, Principal Secretary (urban development), Government of Rajasthan submitted Smart City proposals of three cities namely Udaipur, Kota and Ajmer to Dr Samir Sharma, Addtional Secretary (Urban Development) at Delhi on Monday.

Madhusudhan Prasad, Secretary(urban development) complimented Rajasthan Government for being the first state to submit smart city proposals.

Dr Manjit Singh said the investment outlays proposed for developing these three cities as smart cities are Kota- Rs.1,493 cr, Ajmer – Rs 1,300 cr and Udaipur – Rs1,221 cr. Smart City proposal for Jaipur will be submitted later. It has an investment proposed for Jaipur is Rs 2,403 cr.  In all, Rajasthan has proposed a total investment of Rs.6,417 cr for five years for developing four cities as smart cities. Barring Tamil Nadu, which has faced a worst flood situation in the recent years, all states and UTs are expected to submit their Smart Cities plan to UD Ministry by December 15.

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