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Udaipur 2020: New Year – New Hopes

Udaipur recently welcomed the year 2020 in high-spirits with parties, celebrations, gatherings and fun hovering all over the city. While we are moving into another decade, our lake city is also taking ‘baby-steps’ in getting ahead in the race of ‘smart city’.

With the beginning of the new year, Udaipurites are hoping for some smarter moves in terms of Urban Development. Let’s find out what we can expect from 2020!

Engineering Marvels

The tourist city these days is experiencing a lot of congestion in road traffic movement. With the number of vehicles increasing day by day, the Municipal Corporation and UIT together need to concentrate development of engineering designs for flyovers, underpasses etc. As per the latest news, Pratap Nagar flyover work is going on in full-swing and under-pass work at Delhi gate may begin soon.

Public Transport

Lack of proper public transport facility and non-availability is one of the reasons for increased traffic congestion. People are bound to take their vehicles due to non-availability of public transport thereby increasing the number of vehicles on the road. The Smart City Company is working on a project to run around 35 city buses in the city.

Clean City

The Cleanliness Survey team will be visiting Udaipur in the month of January. The results for the Clean City Survey for India will then be declared in a few months. Udaipurites are hoping to get the top position in the clean city survey. Besides the efforts made by the government bodies for keeping the city clean, it is also the responsibility of the citizens to support the efforts and keep Udaipur clean and green. Let’s see how do we go ahead in this mission in 2020!

Ayad Beautification

The long due Ayad project has been the topic of discussion for a long time now. The project involves keeping the river that goes through the city, clean and full. This project has been recently taken over by the Smart City company. Udaipurites can now expect some quick work on this project which will add to the beauty of the city and will further increase the tourism of Udaipur.

Lake Pichola Cruise

Soon the beautiful lake of Udaipur, Pichola Lake, will have a 150-seater cruise floating over it. The 3-storey ship-like cruise will give tourist more reasons to visit the city. Udaipurites got this news sometime back. Now, they are waiting to see it happen in 2020.

White City

The Municipal Corporation of Udaipur along with the Smart City Company has started the work of painting the walled-city white, giving Udaipur its erstwhile glow. We may expect to see the buildings of the old city in white or off-white colour. It is noteworthy that Udaipur is also called The White City of India. Painting the old town white will also add to the beauty of the city and the tourists will get to see the heritage-look of the city.

Six Lane Projects

The Debari-Kaya six-lane project is in its progressive mode. If completed in time, 2020 will see better management of highway traffic especially for vehicles travelling from Chittor, Pindwara and Ahmedabad side. The Debari Greater Crossing will give a beautiful look of Udaipur before entering the city.

Rail Connectivity

The broad gauge work on Udaipur-Ahmedabad railway track is in full swing and is expected to get completed by the end of 2020. The broad gauge work will connect Udaipur to Ahmedabad and Mumbai and will also open more rail route facility for Madhya Pradesh.

With these, there are many other hopes and expectations that Udaipurites have from their city. We would love to hear what type of development would you like to see in Udaipur in 2020!


Underpass to be Constructed at Shakti Nagar Corner

A lot of news has been in the air regarding new projects in the city of Udaipur. And this time, it’s going to be the Underpass which will be constructed at the Shakti Nagar end which opens at Townhall road. The road witnesses a lot of traffic during the daytime. It creates inconvenience to the people moving from there ultimately resulting in road accidents. Such episodes led Municipal Corporation of Udaipur to take action in order to prevent them.

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And that is why an underpass will be constructed whose tentative budget has been requested by the concerned officers. As soon as this is done, the tender process shall begin.

The elevated road, which was being constructed at Surajpole, postponed the work of the underpass but now that the project is dropped, the underpass construction can smoothly begin.

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