Rs 144742 crore smart city investment proposed by 60 cities selected so far. Indian Government announces list of new 27 Smart cities officially
The Union Minister of Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu announced the list of 27 new smart cities. With this the number of cities selected under Smart City Mission for financing implementation of smart city plans has gone up to 60.
The Minister informed that the new 27 smart cities have proposed an investment of Rs 66883 crore under smart city plans including Rs 42524 crore under Area Based Development and another Rs 11379 crore for technology based Pan-city solutions that benefits all the citizens of respective cities. With this, the total investment proposed by the 60 cities selected so far has gone up to Rs 144742 crore.
The 27 cities selected in the latest round of ‘Smart City Challenge’ competition in order of the marks scored by them are:
The 27 smart cities announced are from 12 States including 5 from Maharashtra, 4 each from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, 3 from Uttar Pradesh and 2 each from Punjab and Rajasthan. Nagaland and Sikkim have made it to the smart city list for the first time.
The implementation of smart city plans is now spread over 27 States and UTs. Nine States/UTs still to enter implementation phase are; Uttarakhand, J & K, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra, Nagar & Haveli.
Stating that Smart City Mission is running ahead of schedule, M Venkaiah Naidu informed that the next round of competition to select the remaining 40 cities would begin in January next year.
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