The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has completed 72 projects under the Smart City Mission including installation of water ATMs and decentralised sewage treatment plants (STPs) while 39 more projects are in the pipeline, said NDMC chairman Naresh Kumar, reports The Hindu.
Addressing the media on the completion of four years of the Smart City Mission, a flagship programme of the Central government, Kumar said, “We are working mainly on 10 aspects of the Smarts Cities Mission… It is a continuous journey,”
The ten areas on which the work is happening under the Smart Cities Mission include governance, communication, infrastructure, education, and conservation of resources.
Kumar said that governance is the main focus area of NDMC and added that the council-run schools have student exchange programmes and they are in talks with the Centre for an exchange programme with schools in Africa.
The Smart City Mission is an urban renewal and retrofitting program by the Centre with the mission to develop 100 cities across the country making them citizen friendly and sustainable. The Union Ministry of Urban Development is responsible for implementing the mission in collaboration with the state governments of the respective cities.