Works worth Rs 650 crore underway as part of Vishakapatnam Smart City project

Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation Commissioner M Harinarayanan has said Smart city project works are going on satisfactorily at GVMC and works worth Rs 300 more will be soon taken up after completing the tendering process.

Speaking to reporters, he said that already works worth Rs 650 crore under the smart city project were underway and Rs 200 crore had been spent so far.

Smart devices had been installed at the chosen areas and they would go live by the month-end. Electric buses and vehicles would be introduced on the beach road.

Harinarayanan further said several works had been taken up within the GVMC limits under the Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC) project and they were also proceeding smoothly.

The civic body had received $5 million grant for some of these projects. It was also giving a lot of importance to solar energy generation and a 2-MW floating solar unit had been set up on Mudasarlova lake and tenders would be floated for installing a 3-MW solar unit on Meghadrigedda reservoir.

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