GVMC Race for a top rank in 2017

2016 has been an year of many ranks, for Visakhapatnam. The city has bagged ranks in various classifications, got and 8th rank as Smart city, a 5th in swachh survey, two awards for installing the highest number of LEDs and maintenance. And for the year 2017 GVMC is planning to be in the top 3 positions, at any cost and working into its progress.

Municipal Commissioner M. Hari Narayanan has revealed the action plan for the Smart City Project after hoisting the flag on Republic Day at the GVMC.
A cost of 1602 crore rupees are to be spent on the project and the government has already released ₹349 crore. State and Central Governments will foot ₹500 crore each and the remaining would be mobilised through other sources, he said.

As part of the proposals in the Smart City Project continuous water supply, underground drainage, complete streets, development of green spaces, underground cabling, measures to prevent beach erosion and development of the beach front, will be on momentum.

The 2017 survey will not be an easy one, as 500 cities were being covered in the 2017 survey, up from 75 cities in 2016.
Unless the staff worked with dedication and people also cooperated the city could not come out in flying colours, the Commissioner opined.

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