UDAIPUR: The works under the smart city and Amrut project are gaining pace in Udaipur. On Sunday, on the occasion of completion of 2 years of the launching of the Smart City Udaipur mission, home minister Gulab Chand Kataria dedicated two projects and laid foundation stone for six major works worth approximately Rs 300 crore.
Speaking at a function held at the municipal corporation premises here, Kataria said Udaipur has been sanctioned a budget of Rs1,221 crore under the Smart City plan and they will leave no stones unturned to transform the city of lakes into a smart one.
“It’s not only the responsibility of the government, but also of the residents to contribute in every possible way to make a clean and green city so that thousands of tourists coming from far off places take away with them a positive and pleasant image of our culture, heritage and hospitality,” he said. Mayor Chandra Singh Kothari and UIT chairman Ravindra Shrimali were among others to speak on the occasion.
UMC commissioner Sidharth Sihag gave a power point presentation on the works so far completed under the ambitious project. Home minister Kataria inaugurated a parking slot at GulabBag which has been constricted at the cost of Rs 50 lakh rupees. The minister also inaugurated a pre-fabricated toilet facility at railway station under the Swachh Bharat Mission. This community toilet has 5 and 3 toilets for men and women, respectively and a separate area for the physically challenged people.
Kataria also laid the foundation of a sewerage line worth Rs 2 crore that would prevent the faecal waste from Sisarma village falling into Pichhola Lake. He also said that sewer works worth Rs 73.33 crore would be initiated under the second phase of Amrut Yojana.
Three sewerage treatment plants each at Karjali House, FCI Godown and Eklingpura too would be constructed under Amrut mission, Kataria said. Another major work initiated at Ayad was laying sewer lines here to prevent waste water from falling into the river. Looking at the increasing popularity of open air gyms at public places, six such new gyms were announced on the occasion.