Surat to complete 70 smart projects worth Rs 26 bn

Thu, 2019-02-28 17:43 -- SCC India Staff


The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) will be among the few civic bodies in the country to complete the projects under Smart Cities Mission within the stipulated time. SMC, which has launched 70 projects worth Rs 26.90 billion in June 2015, is expected to complete them by 2020. The civic body has already completed 28 projects worth Rs 3.65 billion, whereas work is under progress for 31 projects worth Rs 18.82 billion. Around 11 projects worth Rs 4.43 billion is under tender process.\

Among various projects, the corporation is building 3,094 houses for poor and middle class under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY). Work to set up Integrated Traffic Control System (ITCS) is in full swing and it is likely to be completed by December 2019. SMC has already issued Surat Money Card and completed Intelligent Transit Management System (ITMS).

SMC is first civic body in the country to set up two more tertiary water treatment plants under SCM. Work is on to visually improve the look of 16 city roads. At present, the corporation has installed one lakh LED streetlight. The first phase of innovation and incubation centre has been completed.