MP alleges malpractices in Smart City project works

  • | Tuesday | 19th March, 2019

I have proposed to make a presentation on smart city project works to all public representatives. The ground work will be started only after the MP expresses satisfaction with the proposed works.”Agra was selected for the Smart City project in September 2016. No public representative is part of the SPV.The smart city development proposal for Agra includes around Rs 2,100 core makeover plans. This should stop immediately”.The MP also demanded that all development works planned under smart city project should be brought to the notice of public representatives before the tendering process starts.Municipal commissioner Arun Prakash said, “I have clarified to the MP the entire matter. After this, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) was constituted and registered under the Companies Act -- named “Agra Smart City Limited”, and is headed by the divisional commissioner.The SPV has been entrusted with the responsibility of planning, appraising, approving, releasing funds, implementing, managing, operating, monitoring and evaluating the smart city developmental projects.

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