Civic Body To Invest Rs 5,493 Cr To Make Thane Smart
The Thane Municipal Corporation has planned an investment outlay of Rs 5,493 crore to make the city smart.
"We have planned an investment of Rs 5,493 crore to transform Thane into a smart city. The investment will be made mainly in the area development," Additional Municipal Commissioner Sunil Chavan said at a CII event on smart cities on December 19.
He said the corporation had already undertaken various development projects such as building roads, encouraging non-motorised transport such as footpaths and bicycle tracks to make the city more liveable and citizen-friendly.
"To ease the increasing pressure of the existing Thane railway station, an alternative railway station is planned between Thane and Mulund, with an investment of Rs 300 crore. While Rs 120 crore would be utilised for the station, the remaining will be deployed for development of the area around the station," Chavan said.
This railway station, to be built on 15 acres of land parcel, will be named New Thane. "We will be spending Rs 70 crore for building a solar rooftop project on the station," Chavan said.
In a recent development, the Tel Aviv Municipality has joined hands with Thane to replicate the civic transformation it underwent, using digital technologies, in the city.
With inputs from Housing News