Speaking at a programme on 'Nagpur Smart City' organised by 'Sakal' here yesterday, Pawar who is also Managing Director of the Marathi daily said under a Smart City people need good roads, better quality of life, smart solutions to their problems and hassle-free life.
Nagpur District Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule also endorsed Pawar's view and said that there will be no funds crunch to achieve this goal.
Pawar said Nagpur can be developed as a smart city on the lines of those in Israel, Germany and many other countries.
City Mayor Pravin Datke and Municipal Commissioner, Shravan Hardikar were also present on the occasion. Bawankule said both Central and State Governments are taking several steps to make Nagpur a Smart city.
Union Minister for Shipping and Transport, Nitin Gadkari has assured funds to the tune of Rs 7,000 crore for the overall infrastructure development of the city particularly laying a road network while state Government is planning to develop with the help of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT), he said.
Bawankule said the slums needed to be developed on par with post localities like Dharampeth and Shivaj Nagar.
The Government will give more emphasis on skill development to create best human resources. The Central Jail which occupies a huge portion of land in the heart of city will be shifted to a far off place.


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