In a few months, Nagpur will join the list of ‘smart cities’ being prepared by the Union government, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced on Sunday.
Maharashtra has shortlisted Nagpur among the ten important cities that will be upgraded under the ambitious central scheme.
On Sunday, the chief minister, along with union transport minister Nitin Gadkari, did the bhoomipujan for concretisation of 55 roads, in a project worth Rs 3,000 crore, at Nagpur.
Under the smart cities project launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 100 cities across the country are getting special financial assistance to develop better infrastructure and civic amenities to improve their quality of life.
The second capital of Maharashtra, which also happens to be the hometown of Fadnavis, has its own
significance because of its rail and road connectivity across East-West and North-South zones.
Fadnavis said, “ We are committed to holistic development of Nagpur with 24×7 water and power supply. We are working to strengthen our infrastructure with better roads.”