KARNATAKA, INDIA (Smart Cities News): More than Rs. Two thousand five hundred (2500) crores have been spent on Smart City projects in Karnataka since 2019-20. At the same time, Rs. Seven hundred (700) crores were spent during 2019-20, Rs. 1,300 were spent between 2020-21. As per expectations, Rs. 537 crores will be spending between the years 2021-22.
According to the report, a meeting was held on 16th August 2021 at Bengaluru that Urban Development Minister B.A Basavaraja chaired. He also informed that Karnataka tweaks at the 6th place in Smart City project implementation.
Smart cities projects are in progress in several areas such as Belagavi, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Hubballi-Dharwad, Shivamogga, Davangere and Tumakuru. The Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC) is the nodal agency for implementing Smart City projects jointly funded by the Centre and State governments.
The Minister, who also chaired the meeting of senior officials of the Urban Development Department, directed them to ensure hygiene maintenance incorporation limits by initiating a cleanliness drive. He said that the government has approved the Mahatma Gandhi Nagara Vikasa programme and that work should be completed within the period.
Minister Basavaraja said that the officials collect property tax efficiently and issue notices to those who have yet to clear their dues. “Do not be under any pressure.”