Srinagar, August 05: The State Level High Power Steer-ing Committee (HPSC) headed by Chief Secretary, Iqbal Khandey, for the implementation of Smart City Mission in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday discussed the proposals sub-mitted by respective Municipal Corporations of Srinagar and Jammu for developing these two cities as Smart Cities.
The Smart City Mission was recently launched by the Prime Minister under which the Union Government shall ex-tend Rs. 100 crore-support each for the 100 select cities to im-prove the urban infrastructure and to introduce smart solutions in various walks of urban governance including e-governance and citizen services, waste, water and energy management and urban mobility.
Jammu and Kashmir has the distinction of being the only State in the country having two Capitals- Srinagar and Jammu, both of which fulfill the broad contours of the Project. The twin cities together not only accommodate more than 50% of the urban population of the State but also absorb huge floating population which visits the State for tourism and pilgrimage.
The State Government shall be sending the proposals to the Union Government shortly for its final approval
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