Board representatives meet to discuss Ajmer smart city project



In the first meeting of ASCL organised recently it was decided that the Ajmer Smart City Limited (ASCL) would revamp the road that leads from Jaipur to Ajmer. Principal Secretary Manjit Singh presided over the meeting, where he formally constituted the board of ASCL and asked to form committees and sub-committees. Ajmer has received a budget of Rs 1,900 crore for providing smart city facilities in 13 out of 60 wards.

The Jaipur-Ajmer road would have six lanes, with the Ajmer Development Authority (ADA) already beginning work on it. The road would see a makeover up till Ambedkar Circle and then at Pushkar road from both Vaishali Nagar and Ramnagar sides.

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Sources said that district collector Gaurav Goyal and director of ASCL have initiated steps to beautify the Nanchal Bawari, which lies at the entrance of Ajmer, under Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Yojana. The Bawari (water source) was developed by Mughals to conserve rain water coming from nearby hills. The spot would be transformed into a place of public attraction.

The idea of developing parking place in Naya Bazaar in place of the animal hospital, which was shifted to Shastri Nagar extension, was also discussed. Projects like smart parking and flyover from Kachahri road to Srinagar road were also discussed. Proposals for shifting JLN Medical College and TB Hospital to the outskirts of the city were also taken up.

Proposal on beautification of Anasagar lake and developing the place as a tourist spot was also heard. Likewise, modernisation of central bus stand and providing Wi-Fi at public places were also discussed.