Itanagar : Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang district which, was selected to be developed as a Smart City in Round 3 in January 2017 based on the all-India city challenge under Smart Cities Mission, has been allocated central fund of Rs 500 crore during the Mission period and a matching contribution of Rs 20 crore from the state government for development of the Smart City. A total of 79 projects worth Rs 1485.95 crore have been identified for implementation, which are currently at detailed project report (DPR) stage.
This was informed by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri in a written reply to a query from Arunachal East Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering, on Tuesday. After selection of a city, activities like incorporation of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), appointment of Project Management Consultants (PMCs), preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs), preparation of Request for Proposals (RFPs) have to be completed before the projects can be grounded. These activities take around 15-18 months from the date of selection of a Smart city, the MoS told the Lower House of Parliament.