German to develop Bhubaneswar Smart City

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The Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) on Friday gave a proposal of Euro 140 million (Rs 1046 crore) to German ambassador to India Martin Ney for developing a smart city.

German embassy consul general (Kolkata) and business representatives of nine German companies held a meeting with Housing and Urban development (H&UD) minister Puspendra Singhdeo. The meeting was followed by a presentation, which was given by the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited officials.

German delegates that it wants development of streets, public bicycle sharing project, e-rickshaw project and city bus modernization.

Development of streets will require Euro 106 Million, public bicycle sharing project is worth Euro 2.4 million. The e-rickshaw and modernization of city buses projects have been earmarked at Euro 32 million.

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The German delegation has evinced interest in several smart city related projects. But, we will prioritise street development, bicycle ride, public transport and e-rickshaw.

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