Nagpur Smart & Sustainable City Development Ltd has received the prestigious award of Rs 50 lakh for Streets 4 People Challenge of The Union Housing & Urban Development Ministry on Monday. This city is among the 11 major cities from all over the country to get the award.
Manoj Joshi, Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Ministry, announced the prize during an online programme today Kunal Kumar, Chief of Smart City Mission, higher officers from Smart City from the country and Bhuvaneswari, Chief Executive Officer of Nagpur Smart City, were present.
Bhuvaneswari informed that the Centre implemented Street for People Challenge venture for 100 smart cities and out of that 38 cities were selected initially. Now, Nagpur city has been included in the first 11 smart cities, getting a award of Rs 50 lakh. The concept for Street 4 People Challenge was launched by organising a meeting with stakeholders. Sitabuldi and Sakkardara are selected for the purpose. Efforts are being made to promote discipline in markets and secured atmosphere to customers.
Earlier, Nagpur Smart City was selected for India Cycle for Change Challenge and it had received a award of Rs one crore, said Bhuvanesari while speaking in the function online.
She thanked citizens, Dayashankar Tiwari, Mayor, Dr Sanjay Mukherjee, Chairman of Nagpur Smart City and Mentor, Radhakrishnan B, Municipal Commissioner, Board of Directors, stakeholders and others. Dr Pranita Umredkar, Generaol Manager, Environment Department and Nodal Officer, acknowledged the active cooperation extended by Sumit Asia Architect, Black Slate Mumbai, Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture and Harshal Bopardikar and officers of Smart City for the purpose.