Trivandrum tops Govt's new list of 30 Smart Cities; 20 cities to contest for remaining 10 slots
Trivandrum has topped the government's new list of 30 Smart Cities announced on Friday while Naya Raipur in Chattigarh came in at second spot and Rajkit in Gujarat came in at third ranking in the new list of Smart Cities. Find out, which are other cities that have made their names to government's third round of Smart City list.
1. Naya Raipur in Chattigarh came in at second spot while Rajkot in Gujarat came at third ranking in the government's new list of 30 Smart Cities
2. Other cities like Amaravati, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru, Pimpri Chinchwad, Dehradun, etc., have been selected under the new list of 30 Smart Cities
3. The government has proposed a total investment of Rs 57,393 crore for the development of these new 30 Cities
Kerala's capital Trivandrum has topped the government's latest list of 30 Smart Cities selected under its Smart City mission.
Following Trivandrum, Naya Raipur in Chattigarh came in at second spot while Rajkot in Gujarat came at third city to be taken up for development by the government under the Smart City mission.
Other cities like Amaravati, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru, Pimpri Chinchwad, Dehradun, Jammu, Jhansi, etc., have been selected in the new 30 Smart Cities list.
Source: M Venkaiah Naidu/Twitter
The government on Friday announced new list of 30 Smart Cities to be taken up for development as part of its Smart City Mission.
It had launched the Smart City Mission on June 25, 2015.
"45 cities contested for 40 available smart city slots but only 30 were selected to ensure feasible and workable plans that match the aspirations of the citizens as directed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while launching the mission," Naidu, while speaking at National Workshop on Urban Transformation, said on Friday.
With the addition of 30 new cities, the total cities taken up for Smart Cities Mission totals to 90.
Naidu further said that the 30 cities announced on Friday proposed a total investment of Rs 57,393 crore under respective Smart City plans.
"This includes Rs 46,879 crore for ensuring core infrastructure in the areas identified by citizens for area based development and Rs 10,514 crore for technology based solutions for improving governance, service delivery and utilisation of infrastructure," Naidu said.
With this the total investment approved under the smart city plans of 90 cities has gone up to Rs 1,91,155 crore, he further added.
Naidu said 20 cities will be contesting for the remaining 10 slots under Smart City mission.
These 20 cities include Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Biharsharif (Bihar), Diu (Daman & Diu), Silvassa (Dadra and Nager Haveli), Kavaratti (Lakshadweep), Navi Mumbai, Greater Mumbai and Amaravati (Maharashtra), Imphal (Manipur), Shillong (Meghalaya), Dindigul and Erode(Tamil Nadu), Bidhannagar, Durgapur and Haldia (West Bengal), Meerut,Rai Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Sharanpur and Rampur (UP), he added.