The Goa government will submit its Panaji Smart City proposal, worth Rs 981.11 crore, to the Union Urban Development Ministry on Tuesday, The Huffington Post reported. “The proposal has a major thrust on eco-mobility, a public transport system and the improvement of conservation zones,” said Sanjith Rodrigues, Managing Director of Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation.

The proposal was granted its final approval on Monday by the High-Powered Coordination Committee on Smart City headed by Chief Secretary RK Srivastava. The government is positive Panaji will be among the 19 cities that are to receive the first round of funding under the government's Smart Cities scheme this year, Rodrigues said. He added that the plan proposes that the Central and state governments will each contribute Rs 304.22 crore over next five years. The remaining Rs 299.98 crore will be funded through public-private partnerships.