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Smart Township plans for Paradip

Smart Township

Bhubaneswar: The central government is planning Smart Township for Paradip keeping in mind the developing port and industrial area of the coastal city. Union Transport minister Nitin Gadakari said on Sunday that the Centre has chalked out various plans to develop the city’s infrastructure.

The reports submitted by Ved Prakash committee regarding the development of super specialty hospitals and medical college for the port town are being studied. Similarly, with the industrial development of Paradip there is a plan to transform it into a smart township, said the minister. The proposed township will have multi-modal logistics parks (MMLPs), subsidised hosuing under PM Awas Yojana as well as industrial parks, water management system, waste recycling centre and creek development programme.

Under Sagarmala programme an investment of Rs 15 lakh crore will be made out of which Rs 4 lakh crore for port mechanisation and modernisation. A provision of about Rs One lakh crore has been made for road connection to the ports.

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