About Smart City

Smart City Mission

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched 4 key Flagship Missions (in June 2015), under this Smart City is one of them. The motive of this mission is to provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment through application of ‘Smart’ Solutions.

Main aim under Smart City project is: focus to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local area development and harnessing technology, especially technology that leads to smart outcomes. Area-based development will transform existing areas (retrofit and redevelop), including slums, into better planned ones, thereby improving liveability of the whole city. Application of Smart Solutions will enable cities to use technology, information and data to improve urban infrastructure and services. Comprehensive development in this way will improve quality of life, create employment and enhance incomes for all, especially the poor and the disadvantaged, leading to inclusive cities.

Overview of Thoothukudi Smart City Limited

Government of India has launched the Smart City Mission to cover 100 smart cities with a stipulated time period of 3 years covering retrofitting, Area based development and pan city solution. In regard to this Government of Tamil Nadu along with Local Administration and Water Supply Department has given the administration sanction vide G.O.M.S.N.112 for 12 cities and Thoothukudi Corporation is one among them. G.O has been released for the following works which are to be completed by 2017-2022 at a cost of Rs.1279.61 Crores.

  1. Area Based Development
  2. Economic Development
  3. Solar and LED street lights
  4. Slum Redevelopment
  5. AIT Connectivity & Digitalization
  6. Non-Motorized Transport & Walkability
  7. Sewage & Septage
  8. Social sector Health & Education
  9. Solid Waste Management
  10. Storm Water Drain
  11. Urban Transport
  12. Water Supply

To implement the above schemes the Corporation and Water Supply Department with respect to the G.O.No.109, 24.10.2014 by the Central Government has formed a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV).