Lucknow takes inspiration from Gujarat's GIFT City

While civic bodies, experts in the field of town planning, corporates, technology hubs and citizens alike are busy working over-time to prepare a detailed outlined plan for their respective cities, some in line with foreign cities like Singapore, Masdar etc., Lucknow civic body took a study trip to our own Prime Minister's town to get inspired.

According a news report in Economic Times, officials from the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) went on a study trip to Gujarat's GIFT-City (Gujarat International Finance Tech-City) and got ideas and hands-on training on various features to develop their own 'Smart City'.

LMC is now planning to revive the heritage part of Old City on the lines of Old Ahmedabad. They said the old buildings and not so popular heritage monuments of Ahmadabad were revived under the 'Smart City' process, the report added.

The second most populous city of North-and-Central India, aims at providing quality urban services such as 24X7 water supply, sanitation, drainage, solid waste management, sewage treatment in a phased manner.

The ubran body will look to combine all government schemes like Swachh Bharat Mission, AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) Yojna and 100 Smart Cities Mission in order to put in coordinated efforts from respective local agencies.

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