Commission Dissatisfied With Smart City’s Progress

October 1, 2014

KAKKANAD: The members of the State Youth Commission who visited the SmartCity premises on Tuesday were not satisfied over the progress of its construction.

Commission chairman Adv R V Rajesh, along with other members, visited the Smart City and InfoPark mainly to evaluate the progress of work at SmartCity and to hear the problems of IT employees.

“Though the construction of the project started by 2013, it could only achieve 7 per cent completion. It is also clear that the initial offer to provide 4,000 or more job opportunities may not be delivered in a time-bound manner,” Rajesh said.

The Commission started visiting the Smart City premises at around 11.30 am and later moved to InfoPark.

“There is no transparency in their report as it seems that they are trying to hide something from the Commission officials. It is learnt that some companies have expressed willingness to launch their institutions at Smart City but the officials were not ready to reveal the names of the companies. The InfoPark prefers to start schools, flats and other affiliated institutions, but the important thing is to develop the IT sector. They also said that the first phase of the construction would be finished by March itself,” Rajesh added.

The Commission will submit the detailed report of the status of the work to the government after getting some more information from the Smart City officials.

Source:The Indian Express

Share your comments here: