The Rajasthan government will be sending proposals worth over Rs 6,000 crore to the Centre for the development of its four potential smart cities. The plans were approved by a high powered panel that met here on Monday under the chairmanship of chief secretary CS Rajan.
Besides capital Jaipur, Udaipur, Kota and Ajmer will be developed as smart cities in the state.
The plans, worth Rs 6,407 crore, would cover both specific area based, as well as a wider region based development.
To be sent to the Union government before December 15, the plans will cover sustainable mobility management system, heritage conservation, public transportation and solid waste management components of urban development. At Rs 2,404 crore, Jaipur has received the lion’s share of the smart cities money pie, followed by Kota which will get Rs 1,493 crore.
Projects worth Rs 1,300 crore and Rs 1,221 crore were sanctioned for Ajmer and Udaipur respectively.
The Smart City nominees from the desert state have been riddled in political squabble, with former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot accusing Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje of overlooking his hometown Jodhpur and deliberately keeping it out of the project.