Centre instructs for swift smart city work in Varanasi

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Varanasi is all set up to get a fresh makeover as the centre has instructed its machinery to speed up the execution of all the urban development project on time. The initiative is taken to make Varanasi a cleaner and tourist-friendly city.

In a review meeting, the government has fixed timelines for many existing projects. The projects under central urban missions, which includes the redevelopment of Varanasi Nagar Nigam building as an iconic building, museum-cum-culture centre on the life and works of Madan Mohan Malaviya.

In a statement, the Ministry said, “To speed up execution of projects in Varanasi under the urban missions launched by the Government of India, timelines have been fixed at a high-level review meeting held in the pilgrim city at the behest of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.”

A new agency is also being deployed to operate the Kadsara Solid Waste Management Project through open bidding. New waste processing plant also needs to be set up to process the solid waste from bulk generators like hotels and restaurants.

It has also been decided to set up 250 water ATMs across the city to combat unemployment and scarcity of un-cleaned water.