After getting the Smart City tag, the work on the Smart City master plan for Visakhapatnam is all set to begin.
District Collector N Yuvaraj described Visakhapatnam as the fastest developing city in the country and asked the consultants to prepare the master plan of the Smart City by factoring in the needs of all departments on a priority basis.
The first phase of the master plan preparation would take almost five months. Police commissioner Amit Garg appealed to the consultants to elicit views and suggestions from people as they did during the Smart City challenge.
The master plan will be prepared in three phases in 15 months. Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation Commissioner Pravin Kumar explained the Smart City goals to the consultants.
He said that water supply, drainage system, transportation, energy and a few other sectors will be considered in the first phase of the master plan and the other sectors will be covered in the subsequent phases.
Pravin also asked the officials to elicit public opinion at every stage of the master plan.