Karnataka Minister for Urban Development Vinay Kumar Sorake has said Mysuru would be developed under the Smart City programme with State funds, and the government would allocate Rs5billion in the coming financial year.
The city was not included in the Smart City programme of the Union government because the Mysuru City Corporation did not get the requisite marks.
The corporation was tardy in the implementation of scheme under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) of the central government. JnNURM envisaged a total investment of over $20 billion over seven years.
The Detailed Project Reports under Smart City programmes are being prepared for other cities such as Tumakuru, Shivamogga and Davangere, he added.