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Special officers of civic bodies visit Delhi to participate in smart city programme

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Jamshedpur : Special officers of Jamshedpur as well as Mango Notified Area Committee are in New Delhi to participate in formal launching of smart city programme to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow morning.

Revealing about the programme, special officer, Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC), Deepak Sahay said he was one of a 10-member team that has arrived in Delhi from Jharkhand for attending the grand inaugural function.

” We are excited about our visit. The special officer, Mango notified area committee, Jagdish Yadav and special officers of Ranchi, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Hazaribag and Chaas are in New Delhi for attending the inauguration function which will start from 9.30 am tomorrow,” said Sahay.

The MNAC special officer, Jagdish Yadav who is confident of getting a bigger share out of the Smart City to be granted for the Jamshedpur.

He pointed out the real benefit of the Smart City will be felt by people residing at the densely-populated Mango and Jugsalai and in the urban slum areas in the city as they all will get the facility of sewerage system in the case of Jamshedpur turns into a smart city.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the BJP-led government’s two flagship urban development programmes with much fanfare this month.

Officials said the PM will launch the Smart Cities Mission and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), unveiling the roadmap for developing 100 smart cities and 500 AMRUT cities over the next five years.

The key announcement at the launch, they said, will be the much-awaited decision on which state gets how many smart cities.

The high-profile launch will also see the PM making a strong political pitch comparing the performance of UPA’s urban renewal mission with the BJP’s commitment.

The note being prepared by the ministry includes UPA’s report card, which says that the commitment was Rs 42,800 crore and the final release was Rs 36,000 crore under JNNURM.

The Modi government has committedRs 98,000 crore for five years.

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