- Published: 03 July 2022
Of the target of 35 projects of the Smart City Mission in Kohima, 17 have been successfully completed so far.
The Kohima Smart City Development Ltd (KSCDL) has so far completed 17 out of 35 projects of the Smart City Mission, a senior official said on Saturday.
It includes, integrated command and control centre, capital cultural hall, beautification works, community building at New Market, pedestrian friendly footpath, and mobile hotspot, said KSCDL Chief Executive Officer K Theunuo at the 7th anniversary of Smart City Mission.
Kohima is not only a smart city but also a cultural city in Nagaland consisting of different tribes which have been residing here since time immemorial, he said.
Theunuo said KSCDL has adopted interventions in the city services by upholding the rich culture, traditions and identity.
He said that KSCDL is doing its best to develop infrastructure and services for social, economic, institutional and governance as part of the Smart City Mission.
He informed that Kohima Smart City Area based development is limited to seven, out of the 19 municipal wards only covering an area of 280 acres.
Briefing on the present status of Kohima Smart City project, he said the original project cost of Kohima Smart City was Rs 1,000 crore on the basis of 50:50 funding pattern between Centre and state government.
However, the project cost was revised to Rs 550 core due to change of funding pattern to 90:10 by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) with Central government share of Rs 500 crore and state share of Rs 50 crore, resulting in cancellation of projects worth Rs 450 crore.
Some ongoing works like – Multilevel parking at Old Medical Directorate and NST Bus station, Walk-able Street, Cycle Track are expected to be completed within two-three months, he said.
Some new major projects are City Centre, Local Ground redevelopment, Battle Tank re-development and Community buildings with parking and commercial facilities are to be completed before June 2023, he said.
Principal Secretary to Nagaland Chief Minister, K D Vizo Saturday called upon the implementers of Kohima Smart City project to engage the community and leverage technology to benefit the citizens.
Quelle/Source: Outlook India, 25.06.2022