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Under area-based development plan, project was earlier limited to 720 acres

With an aim to develop ing more areas under the Smart City Mission, Karnal Smart City Ltd. (KSCL), a company looking after the Karnal Smart City project, will cover the whole city under the project, instead of the area-based development (ABD) plan.

Earlier, under the ABD plan, the project was limited to 720 acres, which included areas around Clock Tower Chowk, Kunjpura Road, bus stand, Model Town and the Mughal Canal market.

Earlier, it was also planned to work on 54 projects, but later several projects had been dropped by the authorities and the list came down to 30 projects. Now, with the increase of area, around 55 development projects will be taken up to improve core infrastructure and services to make the city more liveable, economically vibrant and environmentally friendly, Nishant Kumar Yadav, CEO, KSCL-cum-Deputy Commissioner.

“We have completed 13 projects worth Rs 10.27 crore, which includes improvement of education system by latest IOT for schools, installing of water harvesting system, civil estimates for schools, upgrading of waste pickup vehicles, construction of Neki ki Dewar, construction of various roads, parking in the old vegetable market, and others,” said the CEO, adding that 20 projects worth Rs 182.90 crore are underway.

Installing of open air gyms, development of oxy parks, laying of footpaths with tactile flooring, walking street in cultural corridor are some of the ongoing projects, the Deputy Commissioner asserted.

Karnal was included in the list of smart cities on June 23, 2017.

The development of the project is scheduled to be completed in five years, said an official.

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Autor(en)/Author(s): Parveen Arora

Quelle/Source: The Tribune, 25.06.2021

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