Integrated Township: CM Basavaraj Bommai asks officials to take assistance of varsities expertised in urban planning

Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai suggested to coordinate with universities which are expertised in urban planning for the implementation of environment-friendly Smart Integrated Township in each division as announced in State Budget.

Reviewing the progress of Integrated Township schemes here on Friday,the CM said Singapore University and other varsities are having the special expertise in urban planning,and assistance of those varsities could be taken.

Bommai said these townships are environment-friendly and Smart cites,and there must be housing,infrastructure,academic facilities,health services,commercial activities and good transport connectivity.

There must be provision to start Industries near them.

He said proposals have been accepted from various districts for the township on the basis of land availability.

Since it would be developed with private coordination the concept papers must be prepared and submitted to him,Bommai noted.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary,Vandita Sharma,Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary,N Manjunath Prasad,Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner,ISN Prasad,Additional Chief Secretary (Department of Industries and Commerce) Dr E.V.Ramana Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary (Urban Development) Rakesh Singh,Secretary,Dr Ajay Nagabhushan and others.