No clear way forward on Centre's Smart City projects: Pannerselvam
Tamil Nadu chief minister says atleast 10 cities in state deserve to be declared as Smart Cities
Dec 27, 2014
Source : Business Standard
Pannerselvam, Tamilnadu CM

 

Chennai: chief minister O today said at least 10 cities in Tamil Nadu were fully eligible to be declared as and urged the finance minister to make an appropriate announcement in the upcoming Union Budget.

Speaking at the state finance ministers meeting at Delhi, ahead of the  Budget,  Pannerselvam, who is also TN finance minister, said the Centre had announced the development of ‘100 Smart Cities’, with an outlay of Rs 7,060 cr  in the Budget 2014- 15. 

“We are yet to see any clear way forward on this. It is imperative that the proposed city should not only be smart in its design and plans for housing, utilities, etc, but should also be an enabler for technology driven service delivery  and management of complex problems like solid waste management, waste water management, etc,” he said.

Cities in Tamil Nadu like Salem, Trichy, Thoothukudi, Cuddalore and Erode have the right credentials for consideration as smart cities apart from Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai, he stated.

The state also sought assistance for the extension of Project, desalination plants, and river linkage programmes in the Budget.

The extension of Corridor-I of the metro project up to Thiruvottriyur and Wimco Nagar, covering a distance of 9.051 km at an estimated cost of Rs 3,253 crore, is pending for approval of the Centre.

The Centre should provide adequate financial support as promised earlier, by approving a 150-MLD desalination plant to Chennai city, proposed at a cost of Rs 1,371.86 crore, under the new or any other scheme in the forthcoming Budget, he said. 

On the inter-linking of rivers, particularly of peninsular rivers, he said Tamil Nadu had been implementing projects for intra-state river linkage.  Considerable progress has already been made in linking the Thamirabarani-Nambiyar rivers with state funds, as central funds were not forthcoming.  The project for linking Cauvery, Vaigai and Gundar rivers at a cost of Rs 5,166 crore is pending for the central government’s approval.

Latest Realty News

Bengaluru to see highest office space absorption in 2015: Cushman
Dec 27, 2014
Bengaluru: The country's IT capital is expected to see the highest office space absorption among the key cities of India next year, says Cushman & Wakefield
AP to invite private investments into integrated township projects
Dec 27, 2014
Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government is planning to introduce an Integrated Township Development policy, similar to the one in Gujarat
Sebi bars Ecogreen, directs it to refund money within 3 months
Dec 27, 2014
Mumbai: Market regulator Sebi ordered immediate closure of unauthorised investment schemes run by Ecogreen Realestate India
Buy one get one offer for apartments from Supertech
Dec 27, 2014
New Delhi: Freebies in the real estate sector have reached a new high
Thailand rates hit Visakhapatnam realty
Dec 27, 2014
Visakhapatnam: Many people these days prefer to buy flats in Thailand rather in areas like Madhurawada, which is touted as “New Vizag”
Probe into Madan Mitra’s realty ‘links’
Dec 27, 2014
KOLKATA: A G+10 residential complex in Dum Dum has come under the scanner of both the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and CBI
'Centre mulls online building clearances'
Dec 26, 2014
VISAKHAPATNAM: The central government is planning to introduce the system of online building clearances for the benefit of developers
3 smart cities may ease pressure off Bengaluru
Dec 26, 2014
BENGALURU: The IT capital of India missed its chance to be part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 100 smart cities project
Housing, transport key to new CM’s city revamp plan
Dec 26, 2014
MUMBAI: Housing and transport reforms for Mumbaikars and ensuring political stability topped the agenda of the Devendra Fadnavis-led government
Security China eyes Pune for smart city projects
Dec 26, 2014
Pune: Chinese Government Officials visited Pune to explore opportunities to collaborate on the Smart City project

Latest Realty News Of State

Realty Talk's