Pink City Jaipur is a step closer to being a Smart City with the Central government releasing Rs 1.86 billion under the Smart City Mission.
The amount assigned for Udaipur under the scheme Rs 1.59 bn has also been released.
It was in January that the Central government set the ball rolling on its Smart Cities plan by announcing the first list of 20 cities, which included two from Rajasthan, Jaipur and Udaipur.
The meeting of the board of directors of Jaipur Smart Mission Limited, which is the special purpose vehicle (SPV) for taking forward the Smart City proposal, is scheduled for April 6. It will discuss the appointment of its CEO.
It has a 10-member board of directors that includes Jaipur Mayor Nirmal Nahata, Jaipur Development Commissioner (JDC) Shikhar Agarwal, Jaipur Collector Krishna Kunal and JMC CEO Ashutosh Pednekar, among others. The chairman of the board is Manjit Singh.