List of The Smart Cities Released By The Government

Published on: Aug 31, 2015 @ 18:04

The  government  on  Thursday  released  a  list  of  the  names  of  98  Indian  cities  chosen  for its Smart  Cities project  after  a  nationwide  competition  between  states. Uttar  Pradesh  gets the most  number  of  Smart  Cities- 13,  followed  by  Tamil  Nadu’s  12, while  Maharashtra will get 10 such  cities. Madhya  Pradesh  will  have  seven Smart  Cities  and  Gujarat  and Karnataka  will have  six each. Andhra  Pradesh  and  Bihar  get three  each. All Union Territories, including  Delhi, have  found  place  in the  list.

The  J & K  government  had  declared  two  cities – Jammu  and  Srinagar – instead  of  one,  so  the 100th  city  is yet to  be  selected.  It  has  asked  for  more  time  to  decide  between  Jammu  and Srinagar  as  its  nominee  for  the Smart  City  project.

Uttar  Pradesh  has  nominated  14  names  for  its  13  slots  and  has  not  formally  declared  its preference  between Meerut  and  Rae  Bareli. It  has  been  asked  to  decide  between  Rae  Bareli and  Meerut  as  the  99th  Smart  City.
Of  those  chosen  for  the  project,  24  are  capital  cities,  24  are  business  hubs  and  18  are cultural  centres. Cities like  Patna,  Bengaluru,  Kolkata,  Thiruvananthapuram  and  Shimla  have failed  to  make  the  cut  in  round  one.

“Our  prime  motive  is  to  enhance  urban  life.  The  mission  is  very  practical  and  realistic, ” Urban  Development Minister  Venkaiah  Naidu  said  as  he  made  the  announcement. Here  is  the list  of  smart  cities  released  by  the government :


1.Port Blair 2.Vishakhapatnam 3.Tirupati 4.Kakinada 5.Pashighat
6.Guwahati 7.Muzaffarpur 8.Bhagalpur 9.Biharsharif 10.Chandigarh
11.Raipur 12.Bilaspur 13.Diu 14.Silvassa 15.NDMC
16.Panaji 17.Gandhinagar 18.Ahmedabad 19.Surat 20.Vadodara
21.Rajkot 22.Dahod 23.Karnal 24.Faridabad 25.Dharamsala
26.Ranchi 27.Mangaluru 28.Belagavi 29.Shivamogga 30.Hubballi-Dharwad
31.Tumakuru 32.Devanegere 33.Kochi 34.Kavaratti 35.Bhopal
36.Indore 37.Jabalpur 38.Gwalior 39.Sagar 40.Satna
41.Ujjain 42.Navi Mumbai 43.Nasik 44.Thane 45.Greater Mumbai
46.Amravati 47.Solapur 48.Nagpur 49.Aurangabad 50. Kalyan-Dombivalli
51.Pune 52.Imphal 53.Shillong 54.Aizwal 55.Kohima
56.Bhubaneswar 57.Rourkela 58.Oulgaret 59.Ludhiana 60.Jalandhar
61.Amritsar 62.Jaipur 63.Udaipur 64.Kota 65.Ajmer
66.Namchi 67.Tiruchirapalli 68.Tirunelveli 69.Dindigul 70.Thanjavur
71.Tiruppur 72.Salem 73.Vellore 74.Coimbatore 75.Madurai
76.Erode 77.Thoothukudi 78.Chennai 79.Agartala 80.Greater Hyderabad
81.Moradabad 82.Aligarh 83.Shaharanpur 84.Bareilly 85.Greater Warangal
86.Jhansi 87.Kanpur 88.Allahabad 89.Lucknow 90.Varanasi
91.Ghaziabad 92.Agra 93.Rampur 94.Dehradun 95.New Town Kolkata
96.Bidhannagar 97.Durgapur 98.Haldia

The  India  Smart  Cities  Challenge, is  being  run  by  the  government  and  the  New  York-based Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Centre  has  earmarked  Rs 48,000  crore  funding  for  development  of  100  smart  cities.  In  the first  phase, Centre  will  finance  top  20  cities  and  in  the  next  two  years  40  cities  each  will be  selected  for  receiving Central  funding  of  Rs 500 crore  spread  over  the  next  five  years. Each  smart  city  will  get  a  Central  assistance of  Rs. 100 crore  per  year  for  five  years.

The  Smart  Cities  mission  focus  on  the  needs  and  on  the  greatest  opportunities  to  improve quality  of  life  for residents.  It  is  the  government’s  big  push  for  urban  renewal  in  almost 100 Indian  cities  and  towns.  The announcement  of  the  first  list  of  Smart  City,  can  be  only the beginning  of  what  will  be  an  interesting experiment  in  urban  development  policy.


Ajay Verma

Ajay Verma, founder and writer of TheHousingWorld, a real estate and mortgage news website. He has over fifteen years of rich experience in the above mentioned industries.

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