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Center extends Smart Cities Mission till March 2025

IANS

The Central Government has extended the Smart Cities Mission till March 2025, and this has been communicated to the States.

The Telangana Government said on Sunday that the Center sent letters to states on Saturday informing that it has extended the Smart Cities Mission till March 2025.

The official letter clarified that the approved works will be continued and no new work will be sanctioned. The funds for ongoing work will be released on a first basis till September this year. The center suggested completing the work at the earliest.

Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy’s initiative drew a positive response from the center, said Chief Minister’s office.

During his visit to New Delhi recently, the Telengana CM met Manohar Lal Khattar, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Development. He requested the union minister to extend the deadline for Smart Cities Mission till June 2025.

The Center has earlier set the target of completing the Smart Cities Mission by June 30, 2024.

According to the State Government, 45 works have already been completed in Warangal. Another 66 works at the cost of Rs. 518 crore are under progress. A total of 25 works were completed and another 22 work costing Rs, 287 crore are in progress in Karimnagar. The Chief Minister informed the status of work to the union minister.

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