The ministry of housing and urban affairs would transcend the listing of 100 smart cities in several states to incorporate two extra in Ladakh.
Engaged on a proposal of the ministry of residence affairs to enhance infrastructure and employment alternatives in Ladakh, the ministry of housing and urban affairs has fashioned a five-member central workforce beneath Sensible Cities director Rahul Kapoor to handhold the union territory in formulating detailed tasks stories for each the cities.
This initiative is part of the Centre’s initiative to develop Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh – the newly fashioned union territories after the state was bifurcated in October 2019.
The ministry began work on this after a letter from residence secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla proposing that Leh and Kargil be developed as good cities.
Secretary (housing and urban affairs) Durga Shankar Mishra has written to Ladakh lieutenant-governor R Okay Mathur over the federal government’s initiative and the way in which ahead
Whereas the ministry is prone to push city infrastructure like avenue lighting, good rubbish assortment, water provide tasks in Leh, it’s contemplating tasks to reinforce the tourism potential of Kargil.
The Sensible Metropolis mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015. The ministry chosen 100 cities for the mission by means of an aggressive course, which concerned presenting a city infrastructure improve plan.
Each state had a share of cities within the last listing relying on the city inhabitants and the variety of statutory cities within the state. In Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu was chosen beneath the Sensible Metropolis Mission. Nevertheless, after the bifurcation of the state following abrogation of Article 370, Ladakh area didn’t have any good metropolis.
A senior ministry official advised ET, “Although the listing of 100 good cities is last, the ministry can develop any metropolis on the ideas of good cities. We now have added Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab as a sensible metropolis. Equally, we might add Leh and Kargil in Ladakh. The housing ministry has already flagged that after bifurcation of the state, Ladakh UT doesn’t have any good metropolis beneath the mission.”