Tamil Nadu is all set to get a major share in the Smart Cities Mission and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation.
The State government, which had submitted a proposal to include all 12 Corporations, including the newly-started Corporations such as Thanjavur, Vellore and Dindigul in Smart Cities project, has sent a team of officials, led by G. Prakash, Director of Municipal Administration, to New Delhi to press the demand.
Highly placed sources told The Hindu that all 12 Corporations, including Chennai, Coimbatore and Tiruchi had been shortlisted for the Smart Cities scheme. Twenty-nine cities and towns, with a population of over 1 lakh in Tamil Nadu, were likely to be included in the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation programme.
“Tamil Nadu is likely to get due share in both programmes, as the proposed cities and corporations will meet most of the parameters for selection. We are trying very hard,” a senior official of the Directorate of Municipal Administration said.
As per the plan, 100 cities will be developed under the Smart Cities project and 500 cities and towns will be renewed under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation.