Vijayawada, Vizag in Andhra Pradesh to be developed as smart cities, says Venkaiah Naidu
The four metros, the capitals of states and major cities and their surrounding areas would be developed as smart cities
Sep 15, 2014
Source : The Economic Times
M Venkaiah Naidu, Union Urban Development Minister


VIJAYAWADA: Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh would be developed as 'smart cities'.

He also said that Vijayawada, Guntur and Tenali would be provided Metro rail services.

Notably, the state government had recently announced that the new capital of Andhra Pradesh would be located "around Vijayawada".

"As a part of the Centre's decision to develop 100 smart cities in the country for making urban life comfortable by improving living conditions there, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam in AP would get a chance to be developed as smart cities," Naidu said.

He was participating in a seminar on 'Smart Cities' conducted by the Andhra Chamber of Commerce and Industry here.

The smart cities would be required to provide round-the-clock drinking water, power, transport and health services at affordable prices to the public, he said.

The development of a smart city needs political will and guts to enforce proper taxation system, implement good governance, weed out corruption and check unauthorised constructions, he said.

He also appealed to the public to pay taxes properly to avail the amenities and services.

The Centre has so far not decided on the places for the smart city project. The state governments have to propose the names for it, he said.

However, the four metros, the capitals of states and major cities and their surrounding areas would be developed as smart cities, he said.

Lok Sabha MP G Ganga Raju and Andhra Chamber of Commerce and Industry President M Murali Krishna were among others present on the occasion.

Latest Realty News

PCMC razes just 1% of illegal buildings
Sep 15, 2014
The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), which has pulled down 680 of 66,000 unauthorized constructions in the past two years, is yet to receive government response on regularization of illegal buildings
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation carries out anti-encroachment drive
Sep 15, 2014
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation carried-out a special anti-encroachment drive in all over the city. The authority challaned 216 violators for encroaching up on the MC and other government lands
Illegal Layouts Mushroom in City to Cash in on Capital Rush
Sep 15, 2014
Lack of coordination among the Revenue Department, Panchayat Raj Department and the VGTM-UDA coupled with the strong nexus between unscrupulous bureaucrats and realtors are the main reasons for mushrooming of unauthorised layouts in the Vijayawada capital region
Rajasthan Assembly to push land Bill today
Sep 15, 2014
A special session of the Rajasthan legislative Assembly has been called on Monday to pass the new Rajasthan Land Acquisition Bill and to endorse the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act
Election impact may hold back Mumbai, Gurgaon realty
Sep 15, 2014
Maharashtra and Haryana, the two states headed for legislative Assembly elections on October 15, have another thing in common. They are among the most prominent property markets and together are estimated to constitute 30-40 per cent of the pan-India real estate universe
Builders to pay more for power infrastructure
Sep 15, 2014
Private builders and developers will now have to pay Rs 10-15 lakh more as bank guarantee for power infrastructure
19 million sq ft realty space unsold
Sep 15, 2014
The real estate market in Gurgaon has unsold inventory of nearly 19 million square feet, 28% of the total area under development, due to slowdown in demand and a surge in supply, according to the ratings agency, ICRA
Noida Extn homebuyers protest 'extra charges'
Sep 15, 2014
Hundreds of flat buyers in Gaur City and Gaur City One met under the banner of Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association (NEFOWA) on Sunday to protest the "additional charges" being allegedly charged by the realtor at the time of handing over apartments
Mumbai housing societies go hi-tech with online community portals
Sep 15, 2014
Housing societies going online to manage their day-to-day affairs
For luxurious Mumbai flats, even owners shell out ‘rent’
Sep 15, 2014
Fancy apartments in new luxury buildings not only cost a king's ransom, but also need a fortune to be kept in possession

Latest Realty News Of State

Realty Talk's