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    Odisha to propose six cities for ‘Smart City’ scheme

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    Odisha to proposeThe Odisha State government is likely to propose to the union govt. for inclusion of six cities in the state in the Smart City scheme of the Union government. In addition to Puri, which is recognised as the heritage city by the Union government, state govt is proposing five cities with corporations- Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Rourkela and Sambalpur for inclusion in the Smart City scheme of the Centre. In a bid to modernise the Indian cities and make them internationally competitive, the Centre has decided to support the development of 100 smart cities in the country. The scheme ensures maximum travel time of 30 minutes in small and medium size cities and 45 minutes in metropolitan areas, 24×7 water supply , 24×7 power supply, 100 per cent household with direct water supply connections, 100 per cent households with access to toilets and 100 per cent schools with separate toilets for girls.

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