Varanasi seeks to become Suramya, Samunnat, Sanyojit Kashi under Smart City Plan

varanasiBy Accommodation Times News Services

Iconic old city area along Ganga to be transformed under Area Based Development

Rs.2,520 cr to be spent on rejuvenation of ghats, infrastructure, e-governance to turn Smart

One of the ancient cities of the world, Varanasi seeks to acquire smart city features through retrofitting of an area of 1,389 acres in the iconic old city area along the Ganga River besides enabling e-governance for the benefit of the people of the entire city. Based on the Rs.2,520 cr Smart City Plan submitted by the city government, Varanasi was yesterday declared by the Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu as one of the new batch of 27 cities selected for financing smart city development plans.

The Smart City Plan of Varanasi aims at turning the city into a ‘Suramya, Samunnat, Surakshit, Sanyojit, Nirmal and Ekikrit Kashi’ by addressing the present bottlenecks in infrastructure and city governance.

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