The temple town of Tirupati will have retrofitting programme under its Smart City proposal.
The Municipal Corporation and consultancy company LEA Associates have estimated that the town would require Rs 262.90 million in the next five years to achieve the Smart City goals.
Under the `retrofitting programme’ , the civic body needs to make the city more efficient and liveable. As part of the programme, a parcel of land spread over at least 500 acres will be identified by the civic body in consultation with citizens.
Depending on the existing level of infrastructure in the identified area, the civic body will prepare a strategy to make the city smart. About 20 problem areas have been identified in the temple town for `retrofitting’.
The smart city proposals include improvement in drinking water supply. Tirupati needs 67 million litres of water a day but it has infrastructure can handle only 57 mld.
At present the sewage network extends to about 70 km. But many areas are still left uncovered by underground drainage system. The civic body has also proposed to construct 57 public toilets.