Finally Rourkela considered Odisha’s industrial capital, has found a place in the third list of Smart City declared by the Centre.
Rourkela found a place in the latest list of 27 Smart Cities and was placed at 26th position to become eligible for funding in 2016-17.
It is second city in the State only after Bhubaneswar
Rourkela would be eligible to get `200 crore to boost development activities from the Central and State governments.
Rourkela had submitted Smart City Proposal worth `2,751 crore and added the RMC’s priority is to set up solid waste management plant, integrated sewerage system, boost drinking water and energy availability, ensure better parking, traffic management, introduce electronic surveillance for safety and security and e-governance.
Rourkela ADM Monisha Bannerjee gave credit to administrative setup and RMC teams for Rourkela’s success.