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Smart city: Nashik stands 20th in executing project


NASHIK: The Nashik city has been ranked 20th some of the 98 cities for implementation of projects underneath the smart city mission.
The scores have been launched by means of the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs on February 6. Nagpur has has bagged the highest spot. Other cities in the state, except Nagpur and Pune, are positioned behind Nashik in the list.

The work on projects in Nashik began later than it began in different cities as it was once website hosting Simhastha Kumbh Mela in 2015-16. Nashik was once selected in the second one list of cities to be evolved underneath the smart city mission. Following its selection, elected representatives of Nashik antagonistic the mission because of mandatory formation of special function vehicle (SPV), in which they have been excluded. Later, the overall body handed a answer that elected representatives should be incorporated in the SPV. The SPV was once formed after the receiving approval from the state government. After overcoming these hurdles, a report on smart city mission was once prepared and despatched to the state government.


Now, with some projects on the execution level, some in tendering process, Nashik Municipal Smart City Development Corporation (NMSCDC) are going through hurdles in some of the essential projects like Godavari riverfront building mission (Goda), which includes beautification and rejuvenation of the river and its banks, area-based building including all primary and minor roads, sewerage device and 24x7 power and water provide and so forth. The carriageway of the primary phase of pilot smart highway could be completed after two extensions. The second phase is anticipated to be completed by means of March-end.


“We were given selected for smart city scheme in the second one spherical. We are doing well taking into consideration that Kumbh Mela and civic elections not on time many things. Due to the code of behavior the experts got here on board in July 2017,” mentioned CEO of the Corporation, Prakash Thavil.


He additional added that in execution of some of the works underneath the projected, land acquisition turns into a big factor. “Projects like Scada water meter, area-based building, greenfield building and Goda are bulk projects. For greenfield building, land pooling is a major problem, however that will probably be sorted out quickly. For area-based building and Goda, the contractor quoted very prime rates or else these projects would have began. Now, we need to re-tender the works. The IT mission also were given not on time as it was once given to the directorate of IT. They are expected to begin the work shortly,” Thavil mentioned.




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