Shimla to get eco-tourism boost with its Smart City budget


Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said promoting smart public transport, developing footpaths for pedestrians, eco-tourism and better management of natural springs will be the top priorities for restoring the glory of the state capital under the Smart Cities Mission.

Complimenting the residents of Shimla for the city being included in the smart cities list of the central government, he said the Smart City tag would help in its planned development.

The state had submitted its proposal with the Union Ministry of Urban Development already.

The Chief Minister said the Smart City project would help improve water supply infrastructure, sewerage, storm water drainage system, urban transport, e-governance, capacity building and institutional strengthening. State Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma said the state had submitted a Smart City proposal for Rs 2,906 crore for Shimla.