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'Smart Ward' Concept a Big Draw in City

Businessmen and NRIs evince keen interest in adopitng wards; 8 of 31 applications get district panel’s nod

Published: 09th March 2015 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2015 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

VIJAYAWADA: The Smart Ward concept has come as a boon for the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) with businessmen and NRIs showing great interest in adopting the city wards.

According to official sources, 31 people have came forward for the development of 59 wards in Vijayawada. Of them, eight have got the approval till now from the district committee which was appointed for the Smart City project in Krishna district by the state government. 

Recently, the state government issued orders regarding the amenities that every ward should get through the ‘Smart Ward’ concept and it includes providing housing facility for everyone, construction of individual latrine for every house, putting an end to open defecation,  providing electricity and water supply for every house, interest facility and passbooks for every house.  “Most of the businessmen and NRIs are showing interest in developing Vijayawada as ‘Smart City’. They have chosen their wards to develop the city by achieving all the 20 basic amenities listed in the programme.

We have already surveyed the required development in each and every ward and updated it on the official website of smart city development, where the persons can get complete details of every ward,” said VMC commissioner G Veerapandian.

In the awareness programme conducted by the municipal corporation in the 11th division here on Sunday for industrialists, doctors, politicians, NRI and business people to adopt wards for the smart ward development, the corporation has received `1.43 lakh from the Electricity Colony residents and `1.3 lakh from Andhra Hospital.

Veerapandian said the ‘Smart Ward’ concept was receiving huge response from the public as well as prominent persons in the city.

Even the politicians, IAS and IPS officers were coming forward to adopt wards, he added.

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