While most shortlisted cities, under the Centre's ambitious '100 Smart Cities' mission have tapped the electronic media to avail feedback and suggestions from its residents to prepare the smart city plan, the city of Udaipur has resorted to more off ground-to-earth approach, by setting up around 100 booths to avail the same.
The city's civic administration has in fact, has set-up two booths in each ward to seek citizen's suggestions on top five priorities for the city.
A Times of India report stated that the 60,000 forms have been submitted by the citizens of Udaipur which is a classic example of citizen's engagement.
The team, set-up for the project, is analysing the data for determining the citizens' priority.
"The whole idea is to qualify for the scheme in the first phase. The main priority areas are tourism, sewerage, cleanliness, water supply and solid waste management," said S C Kothari, mayor of Jaipur to the media.
Udaipur is one of the four cities shortlisted from Rajasthan for the '100 Smart Cities' mission. The city has compete with its counterpart cities and 94 others, in the race to the top 20 in order to get funding of Rs 200 crore in the current fiscal year for implementing the smart city proposal.
As per the Centre's Smart City plan, 20 cities will be selected in January from the 98 announced so far, for funding in the fist year, and another lot of 20 each will be selected in the subsequent two years on the merit of the proposed smart city plan.