PATNA: State urban development and housing minister Suresh Sharma said the Smart City proposals submitted by companies concerned for the four selected cities of the state, including Patna, would be cleared in a week.

Four cities from state – Patna, Biharsharif, Muzaffarpur and Bhagalpur – were included in the Centre’s Smart City project. Bhagalpur was the first city selected for the project, followed by Patna, Muzaffarpur and Biharsharif.

The proposals include improvement of transport infrastructure, mechanism to give quick solution to problems of citizens and facilities based on information technology. “At least 12 companies from the country and abroad have submitted their proposals for consideration,” the minister said, adding a dedicated ‘smart control room’ will be established in the state capital to monitor implementation of the projects.