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Posted at: Dec 13, 2015, 1:08 AM; last updated: Dec 13, 2015, 1:06 AM (IST)

Faridabad prepares Rs 1,486-cr proposal for smart city project

Bijendra Ahlawat

Tribune News Service
Faridabad, December 12
The Municipal Corporation, Faridabad, (MCF) has submitted a draft of the smart city proposal to the state government. 
Sources said the draft would be presented to the Centre for the selection of the first 20 smart cities on Monday. 
Faridabad and Karnal have been included in the 100 cities to be developed as smart cities.
“We have prepared the draft (detailed project report or DPR) after collecting suggestions from various sections of society. December 15 was the last date to submit the report to the state government,” said MCF commissioner Ashok Kumar Sharma. 
He said Rs 1,486 crore would be required in five years for the project. Of this, Rs 500 crore each will be provided by the Centre and the state government. The rest will be funded by various departments (or generated locally). 
“The DPR has been prepared with the help of professional consultants, for which a budget of Rs 2 crore was allotted to the MCF,” Sharma said.
He added 7.34 lakh residents had provided suggestions through online and social media portal launched by the MCF.        
Two models of development
The smart city concept will have the retrofitting (redevelopment) and pan-city models. While 1,600 acres covering Sectors 21, A, B C, 28, 29, 30, 19 and 16-A will be covered under the retrofitting plan, the rest will be developed on the basis of pan-city concept. 
Retrofitting concept
The area covered under the retrofitting concept will have cemented roads, footpaths and cycling tracks, solar streetlights, underground cable network for electricity and phone lines, round-the-clock water and power supply, treatment of sewage water, development of parks and green belts and smart system of water drainage. 
Pan-city concept
The Pan-city concept will ensure smart basic amenities, including roads, water and sewerage network, development of parks with open gym facility, rain-harvesting facilities and landscaping of open spaces. 

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