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Smart city project works worth Rs. 650 crore under way in Vizag

October 11, 2018
Smart city project works are going on satisfactorily at Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) and works worth Rs. 300 crore more will be soon taken up after completing the tendering process.

GVMC Commissioner M Harinarayanan told mediapersons recently that works worth Rs. 650 crore under the smart city project were already under way and Rs. 200 crore had been spent so far.

Smart devices had been installed at chosen locations and they would go live by the month-end. Electric buses and vehicles would be introduced on the beach road. He said several works had been taken up within the GVMC limits under the Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC) project and they were also proceeding smoothly. GVMC had got $5 million grant for some of these projects. It was also giving a lot of importance to solar energy generation and a 2 MW floating solar unit has been set up on Mudasarlova lake.

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