India's textile hub Tirupur to become ‘smart city'
Good news came in for India’s apparel hub Tirupur (Tamil
Nadu) when it found itself on the list of 30 new cities that are being added to the Centre’s ‘Smart Cities Mission’, as announced by M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation. Besides Tirupur, Tirunelveli, Thootukkudi and Tiruchirappalli from Tamil
Nadu have also been placed in the list. Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) has expressed happiness over the Government’s move to include the city in the list of Smart Cities Mission. Commenting on the move, TEA President Raja M Shanmugham said, “We would like to thank minister for selecting Tirupur under Smart Cities Mission which will go a long way in the development of infrastructure in this happening city. We are certain that under the Mission, all the ongoing issues will be addressed for the city’s development.”
The inclusion will improve the infrastructure in Tirupur which is targeting to achieve
Rs. One lakh crore from knitwear business by the year 2020.