Students in the city of Ranchi are doubling up their efforts to get the Bhopal capital get the Smart City tag.
They are contributing ideas on better public transport, educating auto drivers, having proper garbage disposal system, among others.
About 200 students and teachers discussed their project ideas with the Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC), Times of India reported.
The students were shown a power-point presentation of how to develop a greenfield area, which is likely to be sent for evaluation, to be able to make it to the list of cities to be developed as smart ones.
Municipal Commissioner Prashant Kumar said, “Though we were not selected in the first round, we still have a chance to make it to the list of cities to be developed in the first phase.”
Ranchi managed to get a place in the list of 23 fast-track cities, which have to improve and resubmit their proposal for evaluation by April 15.The discussions and consultations were part of this exercise, he said.