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DC urges citizens to send feedbacks regarding Smart City Project

DC urges citizens to send feedbacks regarding Smart City Project

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Sep 30, 2015 : Deputy Commissioner A.B.Ibrahim  has urged the people of Mangaluru to send in their feedback regarding the Smart City  Project by October 5.

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Speaking to reporters at his office here on September 30, Wednesday, the Deputy  Commissioner while stating that  every citizen needs to give his feedback on the topic, added that Mangaluru which is in the Top 100 cities list will have to make it to the Top 20 list to  be eligible for  the first phase of Smart City Project.

Regretting that the citizens were not evincing that interest in submitting their vision statement, the DC urged for more public participation and  urged public to send their vision statements by logging on to

The DC said so far 320  feedbacks  and 109 feedbacks through gmail have been received. The Administration has even started bulk SMS to  convey the message to the people.

The best  vision statement will win a prize money of Rs one lakh or else the best four will get Rs 25,000 each, he added.

There will be a public interaction on the topic  on October 4  at 5 pm at Mini Vidhana Saudha. TV shows  are also being held from September 30 to enlighten he public, he said and added that Citizens’ participation is vital.

Dilip Kumar, Consultant stated that  a Smart City will make the best use of information and communication technologies to improve the quality of services while also reducing costs as well as resource consumption.

DK District Minister B Ramanatha Rai said if Mangaluru was selected for the project, then it would be entitled for Rs 100 crore each from the state and Central Governments for a five year period.

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