Vadodara is planning to develop itself as an "innovative manufacturing hub" under the smart city mission. The city was included in the third list of the smart city project announced by the Centre in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Private players, developers and industry body hailed the government's announcement of 27 more cities for the development of smart cities, adding that the move would provide business opportunities for private players.
Maharsashtra has signed Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) with technology giant Oracle Corp for its Smart City project. Oracle will help Maharashtra in its digital transformation and set up a Centre for Excellence there.
To enable earthquake resistant construction, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Building Materials Technology Promotion Council (BMPTC) have come out with Earthquake Hazard Zoning Maps.