The municipal corporation will send Ghaziabad’s smart city proposal (SCP) to the Union urban development ministry after December 10. GMC officials said on today that the draft proposal is set to be finalised in the next two days, after months of intense work, including data collection, followed by development of a concept plan.
According to officials, the draft plan will be sent to the Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies (RCUES) in Lucknow for vetting, before it’s sent to the urban development ministry.
Data for developing the concept plan was collected by the municipal corporation from several arms of the government, including the district administration, Ghaziabad Development Authority, UP Jal Nigam and UP Power Corporation Limited, among others.
“The data pertains to population, water supply, electricity connections and power availability, parks, public conveniences, etc. These were integrated to the concept plan, based on which the SCP is being prepared. GMC will send it to RCUES in the next couple of days, and it’s suggestions and recommendations will be integrated into the SCP,” said a senior GMC official.
RCUES has been empanelled by the UP government as consultant, to aid civic bodies of all cities in the state which have been selected for the first phase of the Smart City Mission, in the preparation of SCPs. A total number of 12 cities have been shortlisted by the UP government to be developed as smart cities in the first phase of the mission.
Officials said a dedicated counter will be opened at the urban development ministry for receipt of smart city proposals from across the country. GMC will submit its proposal before the closure of the counter on December 15.